Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Bodhin Kjolhede

                Bodhin Kjolhede is Philip Kapleau’s principal heir. He admitted to me that he tended “to be conservative as a teacher. And by that I mean, in the original sense, I tend to want to conserve the tradition. When I first came here, I had some reservations about bowing and doing prostrations and even chanting. I was too proud to think I had any need for that. But I came to find that somehow it works. I still would say that I don’t have the strongest devotional personality. But I teach it and I do it—the chanting and the bowing and everything else—because somehow it works. I believe it works.”

[Bodhin Kjolhede - Cypress Trees in the Garden: 146, 204, 321-336, 340, 342, 344, 345, 346, 374, 375, 388, 402, 420, 468;
Catholicism and Zen: 68, 99-106, 127, 168]

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