Zen Master Genpo Merzel’s teaching is rooted in a deep appreciation of traditional Zen, which he has practiced and taught for over four decades, and his ongoing exploration of ways to integrate the wisdom and insights of both East and West into everyday life. His work has enabled thousands of people from all walks of life to experience an awakening with little or no prior consciousness study.
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 NonZen logo black on white 96ppi     “. . . 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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“I strongly recommend Nicolee Jikyo McMahon Roshi’s new book for all those interested in bringing your Zen practice into your creative process.”
— Genpo Roshi

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