Soto Zen Form and the Sound of the Single Hand

     I found the above photo with an image search - a young Katagiri Roshi (right) and an old Suzuki Roshi (left). Click to enlarge the image and you'll see the Katagiri-fierce-zazen-face that he upheld throughout his life. Maybe he softened toward the end just a little bit.So I'm back from Rohatsu Sesshin at Boundless Way and one of the (little) striking things about the sesshin was looking around the room during a dharma talk and realizing that … [Read more...]