Meet Genpo Roshi
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.
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Meet Genpo Roshi
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.
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Recent Blog Posts

Speaking with the Tao

[Genpo Roshi has been speaking about the importance of taking good care of one’s health and physical well-being]

Student: That’s great advice, because sometimes I’ve learned that the body is not you; it’s just a vehicle, so why pay so much attention to it?

Genpo Roshi: I would just change one word: it’s not just a vehicle; it is the vehicle. It’s not just a vehicle. It’s the only vehicle you’re going to get this time around. It’s not that you can trade it in. So take really good care of it. It is a vehicle, but it is the only vehicle. Maybe they’ll invent other ways to do that, but right now it’s our only vehicle, this body.

 There’s too much in Buddhism that goes against the self. All we have is this self, so we want to take good care of it. This body, this mind. Sure we have to drop it all, but we have to come back and pick it up, because you leave it down, on the ground, it’s going to get abused. And the one doing the abusing is oneself. We kind of disown the body, the mind — we drop them that’s fine, we have to drop them, we have to cut the root of this dualistic thinking — but we have to come back and embrace body and mind.

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