“. . . The tradition of Zen is to go beyond the tradition of Zen. Nevertheless, we still cling to our notions and ideas of what Zen is, or was, or should be. I spent years identifying myself with the tradition I inherited from my great master Maezumi Roshi, swallowing the whole fish, and then many more years working on spitting out the bones while retaining the essence in a form that is vital and relevant for our generation and culture. Recently I have begun to see my practice in a new way, which of course is also subject to change. I call it NonZen.
“Why NonZen? . . .”
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