I sat a short Zazenkai this weekend with my first teacher in Japan, Azumu Ikuo Roshi (東 郁雄), a great Dogen scholar and former instructor at Soji-ji … now age 92 and sharp as a tack. Here he is Saturday, lecturing on Dogen as always …

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He led the lay persons’ group there for many many years … I may not have stayed with this practice without him.
He was always so kind, down to earth.When I came here 20 years ago, my Japanese was pretty bad the first few years, and he lectured in Japanese … but always took time to summarize in broken English so I would get the gist. 

It is wonderful when we can still have a chance to say ‘thank you’ to old teachers, or any of the other people who support each of us in this life

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(Note: MONDAYS with TAIGU will be TUESDAY with TAIGU this week)

(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)

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