Let me state this as strongly as I can: the Big Mind Process founded by Zen Master Dennis Genpo Merzel is arguably the most important and original discovery in the last two centuries of Buddhism. It is an astonishingly original, profound, and effective path for waking up, or seeing one’s True Nature.
author of Integral Spirituality
Genpo Merzel and I have been the closest of friends since 1972 when we were both young students of our great teacher, Taizan Maezumi Roshi, and through the years when I in turn was Genpo’s mentor and teacher, and finally was privileged to confer Inka (Zen Mastership) on him. It has been a joy and an inspiration to me to see how all the years of training and discipline he has undergone have culminated in his teaching of Big Mind / Big Heart. It is not only the fullest expression of his own ceaseless efforts and personal genius, but a profound gift to the many Westerners who would like to awaken and live in the world with effectiveness and compassion.
Roshi Bernie Glassman
Founder of the Zen Peacemakers
Author of Bearing Witness
The masters of Jewish mysticism guided advanced seekers to the levels of Great Mind and Extended Heart. In our day Genpo Roshi, aka Reb Merzel, offers the trans-denominational seeker a contemporary gate to the highest awareness.
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, PhD
co-author of Jewish with Feeling