Jakusho Kwong-roshi is a successor in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi. He has been teaching Zen in the United States and Europe for more than thirty years. He is the founder and abbot of the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center outside of Santa Rosa, California. In 1995 he was given the title of Dendo Kyoshi, Zen Teacher, by the Soto School in Japan. He is one of nine Western Zen teachers to receive this acknowledgment. "Zen," he says, "is the aliveness we bring to each moment."

Breath Sweeps Mind

6-tape audio meditation instruction by Kwong-roshi

In a poetic reflection, the 13th-century Zen master Keizan Jokin wrote: "Most people want to have pure clarity, but sweep as you will, you cannot empty the mind." On Breath Sweeps Mind, Jakusho Kwong presents his inspired responce to this Zen paradox to offer you an "Everyday Zen" that you can practice in your everyday life. Join this Dharma successor to the late Sunryu Suzuki-roshi as he opens you to the worlds as seen through the eyes of a true Zen master - and the liberation we find in "just sweeping" the mind empty of all thoughts. Recorded at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in California, Breath Sweeps Mind includes 12-sessions of Dharma talks. Over 7 hours of clear instruction in zazen meditation, walking and bowing practice, poetry, story and more.

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Sonoma Mountain Zen Center 6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404 (707).545.8105