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This episode is part 2 of “Work as Spiritual Practice According to Dogen’s “Instructions to the Cook” (“Instructions to the Cook” is an essay Dogen in 1237, known as the Tenzokyokun in Japanese – the head cook of the monastery is called a “tenzo”) In the last episode, I introduced you to the concept of
Most people are aware that Zen involves meditation Many are also aware – especially if they’ve spent any time practicing at a temple or Zen center – that it involves following a set of moral guidelines called the precepts Fewer people are familiar with the way Zen demands that we engage our everyday activities, particularly
It’s tempting, particularly in Mahayana Buddhism, to get stuck in a kind of superficial satisfaction with your zazen and practice Of course, it’s possible to get stuck in dissatisfaction as well In this episode I walk you through four steps to deepen your zazen by using your dissatisfaction as guide for your efforts I also