Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Ko’un Yamada

Ko’un Yamada was the Dharma heir of Yasutani Roshi and a Zen Master with whom many Western students worked. He taught them that the practice of Zen “is forgetting the self in the act of uniting with something.” His student, Robert Aitken, elaborated by adding: “Forgetting the self is the act of just doing the task, with no self-consciousness sticking to the action.”

[Ko’un Yamada – The Third Step East: 119, 120, 121, 147, 148, 149, 151, 185, 205, 207, 241, 244;  
Catholicism and Zen: 9, 37-38, 39, 56, 57, 59, 63, 65, 66, 68, 70, 71, 75, 76, 77, 88, 90, 91, 92, 99, 100, 101, 107, 108, 112, 119, 125, 127, 141, 142, 143, 147, 149, 150, 151, 152, 154, 155, 164, 182, 187, 193, 196, 197]

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