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  • shogyo
    Member
    • Aug 2008
    • 44

    John Daido Loori, Roshi

    I am very saddened to learn that John Daido Loori is coming towards the end of his days on this earth. He has made a massive contribution to my personal development in zen and I fondly remember my time with him.

    I would like to wish him and his family peace at this difficult time along with support for the sangha which continue to develop Zen Mountain Monastary where his passing will leave an irreplacable gap.

    Gassho
    Brian
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39474

    #2
    Re: John Daido Loori, Roshi

    Yes, to me too. A glorious teacher.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • Shugen
      Treeleaf Unsui
      • Nov 2007
      • 4535

      #3
      Re: John Daido Loori, Roshi

      His writings were some of the first that I encountered and had a big influence on my decision to pursue Zen practice. He will be missed.

      Ron
      Meido Shugen
      明道 修眼

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      • Dosho
        Member
        • Jun 2008
        • 5784

        #4
        Re: John Daido Loori, Roshi

        Very sad news indeed. I had hoped to hear him speak in person someday, but we are fortunate to have so many writings. Still, not the same.

        I also received a message recently saying that Toni Packer's health had left her confined to her home. Great voices, never enough time to hear them all.

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        • AlanLa
          Member
          • Mar 2008
          • 1405

          #5
          Re: John Daido Loori, Roshi

          I just finished Eight Gates of Zen, one of a number of his books I have read. He will be missed even as he lives on in all of us.
          AL (Jigen) in:
          Faith/Trust
          Courage/Love
          Awareness/Action!

          I sat today

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          • chicanobudista
            Member
            • Mar 2008
            • 864

            #6
            Re: John Daido Loori, Roshi

            http://monkeymindonline.blogspot.com/

            Reflecting on the Death of a Zen Teacher

            friend and colleague in the Zen way, Jay Weik, that John Daido Loori, Jay's former teacher, Zen roshi and abbot of the Mountains and Rivers Zen Order died this morning at nine thirty.
            bows.....
            paz,
            Erik


            Flor de Nopal Sangha

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            • Shohei
              Member
              • Oct 2007
              • 2854

              #7
              Re: John Daido Loori, Roshi

              Deep bows indeed.

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              • Dosho
                Member
                • Jun 2008
                • 5784

                #8
                Re: John Daido Loori, Roshi

                Gassho Daido...

                Bernie Glassman Eulogy:
                http://www.zenpeacemakers.org/roshi_joh ... loori.html

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                • Taigu
                  Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage Priest
                  • Aug 2008
                  • 2710

                  #9
                  Re: John Daido Loori, Roshi

                  Has he left or not?
                  The teachings of the Tatgatha
                  And yet, and yet



                  bowing

                  Taigu

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                  • Jundo
                    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                    • Apr 2006
                    • 39474

                    #10
                    Re: John Daido Loori, Roshi

                    Our weekly Zazenkai today will be dedicated to Daido Roshi, a teacher for all of us.

                    He lives on. He has not gone anywhere, for he never came from. ... great loss, no loss, oh great loss.

                    His talks ... oh, those sweet, wise, wonderful talks ... are always right at hand. If you have never heard a Daido Dharma Discourse... jump in anywhere (but find the audio versions if you can. so his warm wise and wise-cracking self can shine through) ...

                    http://video.google.co.jp/videosearch?q ... +zen&emb=0

                    http://wzen.org/podcast/podcast.php

                    http://www.wzen.org/

                    Endless bows ...
                    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                    • Shui_Di
                      Member
                      • Apr 2008
                      • 210

                      #11
                      Re: John Daido Loori, Roshi

                      He is a great teacher, only his body left this world, but he is not really come or go.

                      Gassho for him, Mujo
                      Practicing the Way means letting all things be what they are in their Self-nature. - Master Dogen.

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                      • Myoshin

                        #12
                        Re: John Daido Loori, Roshi

                        Deep Gassho.

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                        • miheco
                          Member
                          • Dec 2007
                          • 69

                          #13
                          Re: John Daido Loori, Roshi

                          Condolences to his family and the Sangha of Zen Mountain Monastery.
                          One of my treasured items by Roshi is a short essay "Art as Teacher" and a box of 40 separate works of Zen Art with a Zen commentary of each by Roshi, along with an art commentry by Stephen Addiss. His commentary on Ten Thousand Dharmas Return to the One, sat in front of my computer during Jukai this last January.

                          Deep Gassho,
                          Jintai

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