Uchiyama Kôshô Roshi

The Community, by Arthur Braverman

These intensive meditation retreats, though somewhat mechanical themselves, seem to be designed to awaken you from mechanical, unaware existence. Long and consecutive days of intensive zazen require new ways of dealing with physical and mental pain, boredom, and fear…

Final Lesson, by Arthur Braverman

And he [Uchiyama Kôshô Roshi] told us ‘to look at zazen and not at him as our teacher’. It’s almost as if he knew some of us would become dis­appointed in him and he didn’t want our disappointment to carry over into our zazen…