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

    Bendowa study

    As you may know, a few of us will be starting to really dive into the Bendowa. I will start the dokusan in the first week of July and we will first look at the first section that runs until the first question. In this first section the first part is really important in which Dogen speaks about Zazen being the main gate, we will also focus on the final bit ( the bit after Dogen s quick recall of his trip to China and reasons why he is writing this text which doesn t require all our attention). We will spend the whole of July on this section: Heisoku, David, Rimon and Kyonin will meet me mid July,Myoku, Dokan and Daido mid July and end of July, Shohei and Myozan every week of July. Of course, I expect you to do your homework, that is to say to check the meaning of the key expressions and words using Mike Cross's translation, to chew the text like a cow,let the stuff chew you too, to forget the stuff and go on with your life and let the stuff appear where and when you expect it the least.

    That's all really.

    Gassho


    Taigu
    Last edited by Taigu; 06-20-2012, 10:35 PM.
  • Myozan Kodo
    Friend of Treeleaf
    • May 2010
    • 1901

    #2
    Gassho.
    Looking forward to it.

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    • Rimon
      Member
      • May 2010
      • 309

      #3
      Originally posted by Myozan Kodo
      Gassho.
      Looking forward to it.
      Me too
      Ready to chew!
      Rimon Barcelona, Spain
      "Practice and the goal of practice are identical." [i:auj57aui]John Daido Loori[/i:auj57aui]

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      • Jiken
        Member
        • Jan 2011
        • 753

        #4
        Gassho

        Daido

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        • Shohei
          Member
          • Oct 2007
          • 2854

          #5
          Gassho

          Shohei

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          • Kyonin
            Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
            • Oct 2010
            • 6742

            #6
            I'm good to go!

            Thank you, Taigu.
            Hondō Kyōnin
            奔道 協忍

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            • Emmet
              Member
              • Nov 2011
              • 296

              #7
              May I participate?
              Will I need Skype or some such?
              In gassho,
              Emmet
              Emmet

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              • Myoku
                Member
                • Jul 2010
                • 1487

                #8
                I will start reading this chapter again next week. Not sure if you allow me for dokusan, but will study Bendowa in any case, its a wonderful chapter and I feel happy, like before visiting an old friend. And I'm ready to find out a bit more about this friend.
                Gassho

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

                  #9
                  Sorry Myoku, of course you are in for Dokusan! Twice or once a month, your choice!
                  Hi Emmet,Of course you are invited to join the discussion on the forum. Feel welcome!
                  Gassho

                  Taigu

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                  • Myoshin

                    #10
                    Great, I've already did it, let the text talk to me

                    Gassho

                    Yang Hsin

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                    • Heisoku
                      Member
                      • Jun 2010
                      • 1338

                      #11
                      Thanks Taigu...will chew too. Gassho.
                      Heisoku 平 息
                      Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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                      • Hans
                        Member
                        • Mar 2007
                        • 1853

                        #12
                        Hello,

                        @ Myoku.....feeling that Bendowa is an old friend really expresses my feelings too. Thanks for putting it that way.

                        Gassho,

                        Hans Chudo Mongen

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                        • Myoku
                          Member
                          • Jul 2010
                          • 1487

                          #13
                          Hello everyone,
                          I'm curious what happend with this one ... ? I've been making my way through Bendowa in different translations over summer and got to the commentary "The Wholehearted Way" (by Kosho Uchiyama) later on. It turned out that this book takes me much longer to read than I expected, because its so packed, intense, that I hardly can do more than 2 pages at once. Its immense what depth is in certain parts of Dogens writing, when you have eyes to see.
                          Gassho
                          Myoku

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

                            #14
                            Meet you for dokusan in the coming weeks Myoku, pick up a section you like or puzzles you and let s rock and roll!!!

                            Gassho

                            Taigu

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