Monday, 7 November 2016

Dosho Port



                “People, Americans especially, do seem to be interested in the fast and easy way,” Dosho Port told me as we sat in a park in Portland, Maine. “And even though Zen is the ‘sudden school,’ a lot of times it’s not so fast and not so easy. When I met Joseph, one of the teachers at the yoga center here, I said, ‘We’re going to start at 5:30 in the morning.’ He said, ‘Wow. That’s kind of inconvenient.’ And I said, ‘Yeah—you know—Zen is inconvenient, uncomfortable, repetitive, and uncompromising. Do you want to try it?’ And he said, ‘Yeah. I think so.’”

[Dosho Port – Cypress Trees in the Garden: 118, 207, 409-21, 468-69, 476-77]
[See also: Dosho Port and Great Tides Zen]

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