Here are three talks given by R. Leon, at the Priory, on Dogen’s Genjo Koan or, “The Problem of Everyday Life”, a chapter from the Shobogenzo. The first talk has some thoughts about reading Dogen, translation and spiritual reading in general.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3


Some talks by Rev. Leon exploring the text Gyakudo-yojinshu By Dogen. This is a work by Dogen examining aspects of meditation practice and giving helpful advice supporting our practice of the Dharma in daily life. A translation of the text version of the Gyakudo-yojinshu is available in “Zen is Eternal Life” by RM Jiyu-Kennett here.

(I had some technical difficulties with these recordings so all the sections aren’t covered here, my apologies. LK )

Sections two and three

Section six

Section seven

Section eight 1/16/11


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