Everyday Zen by Shodo Harada Roshi

Shodo Harada RoshiFilm: Shodo Harada Roshi, a Rinzai priest and head abbot of Sogen-ji (a three-hundred-year-old temple in Okayama, Japan), is known as a ‘teacher of teachers’. Buddhist masters of various lineages sit sesshin with him in Japan.

Every year since 1989 Harada Roshi has conducted a meditation retreat at a Buddhist centre in Washington. This film is a recording made at one such retreat. In it he talks about the purpose of Zen meditation, the story of his own life, and how he came to be a Zen priest.

This film runs approximately 55 minutes.

Image of Shodo Harada Roshi from One Drop Zen.

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Categories: Chan / Seon / Zen, Video


2 replies

  1. A wonderful video. I learned so much. I am older and arthritic and cannot not sit Zazen properly but in a chair. That is probably improper. I start now though using breadth. One day maybe I can come to Washington.
    Thank you.
    Joan Hinchcliffe


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