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Joshin Byrnes & Genzan Quennell: Sesshin: The Continuing Stories of the Lotus Sutra (Part 3)
Senseis Joshin Byrnes and Genzan Quennell continue the conversation around sound and dharma with some poems composed by Zen Master Dogen. Dogen explicitly refers to the Lotus Sutra in a poem, or, “Waka,” that he wrote about Dharma and sound. “Throughout night and all day long, everything we do following the dharma is the sound and the heart of The [Lotus] Sutra.” The talk contains insights relating to not dividing our practice into secular or spiritual, or places and phases. Sensei Genzan reminds us to see Zen as a practice about being in unity, or, harmony with the world.
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Upaya Podcast Series: SESSHIN: The Continuing Stories of the Lotus Sutra
Sensei Joshin Byrnes
Sensei Joshin Byrnes is a dharma teacher at Upaya Zen Center and directs Upaya's Chaplaincy Training program. He is a student of Upaya's founder, abbot, and guiding teacher, Roshi Joan Halifax,...
Sensei Genzan Quennell
Sensei Genzan Quennell began practicing zen in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. In 2008, while on pilgrimage to the temples associated with Eihei Dogen in China and Japan, he met...