Practice Rinzai Zen with Meido Moore Roshi
The TeacherMeido Moore is the abbot of Korinji, a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monastery in Wisconsin, and guiding teacher of the international Korinji Rinzai Zen Community. He is the author of The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice and Hidden Zen: Practices for Sudden Awakening and Embodied Realization.
Meido Moore Roshi began Zen practice in 1988 and trained under three teachers in the line of the great 20th century Rinzai master Omori Sogen Roshi. First, the late Tenzan Toyoda Rokoji, in whose training hall he resided for seven years while also enduring a severe training in traditional martial arts. Second, Dogen Hosokawa Roshi (Omori Roshi’s main dharma heir), with whom he trained for fifteen years. Finally, So’zan Miller Roshi, with whom he trained for three years. In addition, he has completed the koan curriculum of this lineage, and in 2008 received inka shomei or “mind seal”: recognition as an 86th-generation Zen lineage holder empowered to transmit the full range of Rinzai Zen practices.
Aside from Zen, Meido Moore is also ordained in the Mt. Koshikidake tradition of Shugendo. Before his ordination, he traveled internationally for many years as a professional martial arts teacher. He continues to travel widely, conducting retreats across the United States and Europe.
The TeachingThe Zen Buddhist teachings were transmitted from India to China in the 5th century. From there, they spread throughout Asia and to the world. The essential point of Zen is to be enlightened through a direct seeing of one’s true nature: kensho. In other words, this awakening is the recognition of your own “original face”, which is open and undefiled, free of fabrication, grasping or fear, beyond effort and dualistic concept.
Rinzai Zen practices transmitted by Meido Moore include:
- Sanzen (dynamic encounter with the teacher in which the “direct pointing” to awakening occurs).
- Foundational and advanced methods of zazen (seated meditation).
- Koan meditation.
- Extensive practices training the breath and subtle energetic system.
- Yogic methods to reveal and revisit the mind’s natural clarity.
- The study of mantric vibration through chanting.
Rinzai Zen is an extremely direct path of enlightenment, quickly dissolving delusion. Its power to transform can seem almost shockingly strong. But those who practice it may attain profound wisdom within this very life. The authentic expression of such wisdom is compassion.
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There is a video interview of Meido Roshi available on another thread linked below. It's highly recommended to look it through in order to gain an excellent general view of the person and his Rinzai Zen practice.
Hey, I thought it could be interesting to post here interesting documentaries that somehow touch upon the practice, etc. I will be kicking off with Hermits.