Religious Activity

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The more we attempt to manage religious activity, the more we lose our fundamental way. The more we study the teaching of Buddhism as if it were philosophy, the more we lose the original teaching. The founder of Eiheiji Monastery, Dogen Zenji, respected students who sincerely practiced zazen (cross-legged meditation) rather than intelligent or learned students. Dogen emphasized organizing everyday life as the practice of Zen. He felt that this was the proper activity for Buddhist. When he spoke of ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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