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Mountains and Rivers Sutra reflections

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Dōgen's Mountains and Rivers Sutra has been a central Zen text since its publication in the 13th century. There's a long history here of study and practice. In this latest reflection, SFZC teacher emeritus Zoketsu Norman Fischer's commentary on the sutra is organized as 52 weeks of focused attention by Kuya Minogue, resident teacher at the Creston Zen Centre in British Columbia. Tricycle Magazine recently featured an article about the book, published by Sumeru earlier this year, along with reflections on several other companion books on the same topic. Here's the link:  https://tricycle.org/magazine/dogen-mountains-and-rivers/

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Jason Siff's New Book

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Jason Siff will publish his next book, comprising three novellas, with Sumeru.

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MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS SUTRA Teachings by Norman Fischer

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Just putting the finishing touches on Mountains and Rivers Sutra: Teachings by Norman Fischer, edited by Kuya Minogue, due out in March 2020. The Mountains and Rivers Sutra is one of 93 essays of Dogen, the great 13th century Zen Master, collected in a work called, The Shobogenzo. “Shobogenzo” means, “Treasury of the True Dharma Eye.” Dogen’s essay expressing the reality of the enlightened mind in the poetic natural imagery of his time is a classic of spiritual literature and an essential text for deep Zen practice to this day. In these talks given at the Upaya Zen Center in 2012, Norman Fischer presents Dogen’s medieval essay in language understandable to us...

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The Zen Priestess and the Snake

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Currently editing The Zen Priestess and the Snake by Ilia Shinko Perez Roshi, due for autumn publication.

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A Visit from Glenn Mullin in Ottawa

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I had lunch today at The Green Door vegetarian restaurant (an Ottawa stand-out) with my old Dharma friend Glenn Mullin. He was here visiting his brother and sister, waiting for his passport to cast off on a 25-city US teaching tour before heading back to Korea, Nepal, India, Tibet and points east. That's Glenn in the grey jacket. We've known each other from back in the 1980s when I was coordinator for the Toronto Buddhist Federation and he was in town associated with Zasep Tulku's centre, Gaden Chöling. We'd see each other about once a month. Back when I was...

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