The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Gudo Nishijima


I've made posts in the past about an American Zen priest, Brad Warner. He hosts both a blog

http://www.hardcorezen.blogspot.com/

a webite;

http://homepage.mac.com/doubtboy/

and is the author of the book, Hardcore Zen.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/086171380X/qid=1133376536/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-6677672-5567366?n=507846&s=books&v=glance

Warner's teacher is Gudo Nishijima. Nishijima was a student of the legendary Zen reformer, Kodo Sawaki. Nishijima is a highly respected Zen teacher with several decades of practice and teaching under his belt.

Nishijima has begun a blog. If you click on the title of this post, or on the link at the right, you'll be directed there. His written English is very good. There's not much up there right now, but it'll be a blog that's worth keeping an eye on.

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