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Simplicity Zen Podcast Episode 6: An Interview with Meido Moore Roshi (Zen Lamp Series)

Simplicity Zen Podcast

 Meido Roshi began Zen practice in 1988 and trained under three teachers in the line of the great 20th century Rinzai master Omori Sogen Roshi: the late Tenzan Toyoda Rokoji, in whose training hall he resided for seven years while also enduring a severe training in traditional martial arts; Dogen Hosokawa Roshi (Omori Roshi’s main dharma heir), with whom he trained for fifteen years; and So'zan Miller Roshi, with whom he trained for three years. He has completed the koan curriculum of this lineage, and in 2008 received inka shomei. 

2hr 4mins

11 Apr 2022

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Meido Moore Roshi

Sit, Breathe, Bow

Meido Moore Roshi is the abbot of Korinji monastery near Madison, Wisconsin and guiding teacher of the Korinji Rinzai Zen Community. Meido Roshi began Zen training in 1988 and practiced under three Rinzai Zen teachers Tenzan Toyoda Rokoji, Dogen Hosokawa Roshi and So'zan Miller Roshi all of whom are in the lineage of Zen master Omori Sogen Roshi. He received inka, or permission to teach, in 2008 and travels widely teaching and leading retreats. Meido Roshi is the author of two books: The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice and the soon-to-be released Hidden Zen: Practices for Sudden Awakening and Embodied Realization, both published with Shambala. Before his ordination Meido Roshi traveled internationally for many years as a professional martial art teacher. You can find out more by visiting the website for the Korinji Rinzai Zen Community (with branches in the USA and Europe) at: https://www.korinji.org/ Meido Roshi also moderates a very active Facebook group for Rinzai Zen. https://www.facebook.com/groups/183043823782 He has published two books: Hidden Zen: Practices for Sudden Awakening and Embodied Realization https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781611808469 The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781611805178 Sit, Breathe, Bow is hosted by Ian White Maher. https://www.theseekerstable.com/ Sit, Breathe, Bow is sponsored by the Online Sangha of the International Kwan Um School of Zen https://kwanumzenonline.org


10 Aug 2020

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Ep. 92 - The Resonant Strings - Beacon Series Ft. Meido Moore Roshi - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

Find the Good News with Brother Oran Parker

Ep. 92 - The Resonant Strings - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Meido Moore Roshi, abbot of Korinji, a Rinzai Zen monastery, and author of "The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice" by Shambala Publications. ========== Zen. In the circles I’ve traveled it is a word that is often said and even more misunderstood. Truth? I am still trying to understand it myself. More truth? When I feel like I’ve built a nice and sturdy framework for it, the structure I’ve constructed topples to sticks and stones. I laugh about it. I cry about it. I let go. I start again. “This,” I think, “is Zen!" But is it? It’s this question that lies at the heart of my conversation with Meido Moore Roshi, abbot of Korinji, a Rinzai Zen monastery in Wisconsin, where he transmits Zen Buddhist teachings that can find roots as far back as 5th century India. Meido is an 86th-generation Zen dharma heir and a 48th-generation holder of the lineage descended from Rinzai Gigen. The Rinzai Zen way, as instructed by Meido Moore Roshi, places particular emphasis on making use of the body as part of the practice, as well as fine arts, and internal energetic work. It was clear to me that he has an elemental connection and appreciation for the natural world, sharing this with his students by incorporating earth, air, fire, and water into their training. While there is certainly an aesthetic to Zen that is quite peaceful and minimalist, Meido is clear that the Rinzai way is much more akin to boot camp than a day at the spa. In this conversation, Meido graciously helped clarify many of the concepts of Zen Buddhism, not least of all these three; What am I? What is this life for? Why is there suffering? Tucked in the green hills and farmlands of Madison, Wisconsin there is, at this very moment, an abbot and his students sincerely seeking the answers to these very questions. Wisdom and compassion are cultivated. The wheel of the dharma turns. Transmission occurs. I am reminded that it is good to have obtained this human existence. “This," I think, “is Zen." Now, it’s time to tune your attention to this Good News Beacon, and press play on a little good news. ========== SUPPORT FIND THE GOOD NEWS ON PATREON >> www.Patreon.com/FindTheGoodNews ========== MEET MEIDO MOORE ROSHI >> https://www.facebook.com/meido.moore BUY "THE RINZAI WAY" >> https://bookshop.org/books/the-rinzai-zen-way-a-guide-to-practice/9781611805178 SUPPORT KORINJI MONASTERY >> https://www.korinji.org/ ========== FIND THE GOOD NEWS IS PRODUCED BY PARKER BRAND CREATIVE SERVICES >> www.ParkerBrandUp.com  ========== SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS ••••••••••••• BRIMSTONE MUSEUM >> www.brimstonemuseum.org   or Call (337) 527-0357 •••••••••••••

1hr 9mins

2 Jul 2020

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Ep 48 Meido Moore Roshi on the Rinzai Way and Korinji Monastery

The Classical Ideas Podcast

Meido Roshi is the abbot of Korinji monastery in Wisconsin. In 2008 Meido Roshi received inka shomei ("mind seal"), designating him an 86th-generation Zen dharma heir and a 48th-generation holder of the lineage descended from Rinzai Gigen. Meido Roshi's book The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice is out from Shambhala Publications in March 2018. The focus of our conversation is this book and I highly recommend picking up a copy. It’s incredibly accessible to anyone, even if you’ve never read a book about Zen in your life. Visit: https://www.korinji.org


23 Mar 2018

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