Keep Me in Your Heart a While : The Haunting Zen of Dainin Katagiri

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-06
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications
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"After my death I will come back and haunt over you, checking on your practice."-Dainin Katagiri Roshi, one of the greatest pioneers of Zen in America, said this frequently, teasing Dosho Port and his fellow students. For Dosho, Katagiri Roshi's "haunting" still includes, to borrow a phrase from Warren Zevon, "keeping him in my heart a while"-continuing the intimate exploration of the indelible imprint that a Zen teacher leaves on a student's heart.

Author Biography

Dosho Port is a Zen priest and Dharma heir of Dainin Katagiri in the Soto Zen tradition. He has also trained with Tangen Harada, Thich Nhat Hanh, and John Daido Loori. Dosho teaches with Wild Fox Zen at Transforming Through Play Temple in White Bear, Minnesota. He is a half-time single parent of two wonderful children and the program lead in a school for adolescents with severe behavior problems.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Not Getting Zenp. 1
Just a Question about Technique: Wall or No Wall?p. 9
The Dynamic Working of Realizationp. 15
We Don't Study Koansp. 19
Already You Are Stuckp. 31
Clay Balls as Toilet Paperp. 39
Cleaning Under the Hedgep. 47
Does Zen Have Morals?p. 59
Gazing at the Moonp. 65
Bowing Is Like a Rock in Your Heartp. 71
Not Using Zazenp. 79
On Being Dupedp. 87
Dainin's Four Essential Pointsp. 95
Throwing Open the Heart: How Do You Do It?p. 103
Maybe Next Lifep. 109
Hair on Firep. 119
Notesp. 125
Bibliographyp. 135
About the Authorp. 141
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