Monday, January 2, 2012
Jakusho Kwong-roshi: On Becoming a Teacher
Jakusho Kwong-roshi: On Becoming a Teacher from Bill Scheffel on Vimeo.
My old friend Jakusho Kwong-roshi is the abbot of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, a country zendo and retreat center in Northern California. Kwong-roshi is a dharma heir of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and also had a close relationship with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In this video, Kwong-roshi discusses his own path of becoming a Zen practitioner and eventually a teacher.
I spent many retreats at his Zen Center outside Santa Rosa sitting solo retreats and enjoying the scenery. There are many nice shots of the property in this video. For anyone seeking a place to do a solo retreat, please consider the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center as a place for a wonderful experience.