Suzuki Roshi Writes on the Practice Period

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± August, 1967

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Through the practice period Buddha's way will be known in America. The practice period originated with Buddha's sangha (community of disciples) during the rainy season in India when the monks could not go wandering from village to village begging and teaching. In Japan only certain Zen temples are given the privilege of being able to hold practice periods. Now this indispensable practice has begun in America and it must not be discontinued. Each year we must have at least one practice period; it is ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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