With John Daido Loori (1931-2009).
For most of Buddhism's 2,500 year history, the teachings have primarily been applied in a monastic context. Most contemporary Western practitioners, however, are homedwellers who have an entirely different frame of reference. In these four probing dialogues on lay practice, Daido Roshi examines how the Eight Gates training matrix of the Mountains and Rivers Order provides guidelines for homedwelling Buddhist practitioners. The first session focuses on the core home practices of zazen, liturgy, academic study, art and body practice; the second explores work and the principles of Right Livelihood; the third takes up the precepts, the moral and ethical teachings of the Buddha; and the fourth session addresses opportunities for practice in our relationships with partners, families, colleagues, and neighbors. Full of insight and practical advice, this 9-track set offers invaluable support for stabilizing and vitalizing your home practice.