Everything is Broken: What is Shikantaza?

My recent post, Satisfying Hunger with Koan: A Critical Review of Foulk's Scholarly Perspective, got some discussion over at the Zen Forum International, especially about koan and shikantaza, a topic that's been much discussed in those parts of cyberspace.And here too, for some good reasons. Shikantaza, the actualization of the matter at hand, is a practice that is rather hard to pin down or to be done with.Maezumi Roshi, in his commentary to Dogen's "Universal Recommendations for … [Read more...]