Category Archives: Lineage

Where are the Women?

Here’s a thoughtful and thought provoking piece by Miranda Forward: “Something has been bothering me for a while: – Every Wednesday evening during the service at StoneWater Zen Liverpool, we chant the Identity of Relative and Absolute Sutra. After the sutra, the Ino chants a dedication – In reciting the Identity of Relative and Absolute, […]

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Who is Keizan Jokin Zenji?

Each week, after chanting together the Identity of Relative and Absolute, we dedicate the merits of that chanting to our dharma ancestors. I’m not comfortable with just chanting the names mindlessly, so I thought I’d do some reading around and find out a little more… and then inflict it on you! I wanted to start with Keizan Jōkin (1268-1325), because of all the figures we recall during the service, he seems to have been most unduly overlooked.

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