Meido Moore Roshi was a disciple of the lay Zen master Tenzan Toyoda Rokoji, under whom he endured a severe training in both Zen and traditional martial arts. He also trained under Dogen Hosokawa Roshi, and later under So'zan Miller Roshi. All three of these teachers are in the lineage of the famous Omori Sogen Roshi, perhaps the most famous Rinzai Zen master of the twentieth century. Meido serves as abbot of Korinji, a monastery near Madison, Wisconsin, and is a guiding teacher of the international Rinzai Zen Community, traveling widely to lead retreats.
Understanding the Rinzai Zen Way
Studying Zen, one rides all vehicles of Buddhism; practicing Zen, one attains awakening in a single lifetime.
[From a teisho given in February 2012]
In speaking with many beginning Zen students, it seems apparent that although they may...