“Before the retreat, I had meditated a couple of times at a Buddhist temple but did not have an understanding of what I was doing. I came to the [Mondo Zen] retreat with the hope that I could break out of my current mode of existence: bored/sad/stuck in a cycle of shame. The retreat surpassed all of my expectations. I learned so much from the text and experiences. Read More
"Mondo Zen training is one of the most important, creative, and novel additions to the meditation pantheon, highly recommended for the accelerated effect it has on spiritual growth and development. Definitely check it out!"
- Ken Wilber, The Integral Vision
What is Mondo Zen?
Mondo Zen™ is based on Japanese and Chinese Zen, updated for the 21st Century. Mondo Zen™ transcends the hierarchical / authoritarian, gender-biased and constraining monastic aspects of traditional Zen in favor of practical, experiential “in the world” engagement. Relying only on direct personal experience—as taught by the Buddha himself—it does not allow mythic constructs to complicate its philosophical orientation. Read More
Authored by Daju Suzanne Friedman, The Junpo Roku is a record of the early teachings of Roshi Junpo Denis Kelly. This book captures Junpo Roshi's depth, humor, and wisdom while
presenting his dharma talks and various lively Zen exchanges between him
and his students.
This roku, or official record, addresses such topics as Zen meditation, the nature of mind, the ego, koan practice, form and ritual, sutras, everyday dharma, and the Zen Buddhist approach to thoughts and emotions. Read More
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