In this book, Dainin Katagiri points to the manifestation of enlightenment right here, right now, in our everyday routine. Genuineness of practice lies in "just living". Jikai Dainin Katagiri also known as Hojo-san Katagiri, was a Sōtō Zen roshi and the founding abbot of Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in Minneapolis,  Teacher‎: ‎Daicho Hayashi; Eko Hashimoto. 24 quotes from Dainin Katagiri: 'If you want to take care of tomorrow, take better care of today. We always live now. All we have to do is entrust ourselves to the.


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They married in He took care of each thing as if it were the most important thing in the world, whether it was throwing away some trash or talking to another person.

Now his teaching lives on in recordings of his talks, books that have been developed from them, and generations of teachers who are following in his footsteps. Collected on this website are audio and video recordings, photographsand a biography written by project archivist Andrea Martin, as well as her blog.

Certain small towns they still speak and act like Spanish from years ago. Dainin katagiri did they think about the Caucasian Zen students?

How did they relate? Just they come once dainin katagiri week to the temple, and they talked, and through the temple meetings. I don't know how much they bring Zen. Because I never visited, and I never lived together.

Returning to Silence by Dainin Katagiri |

But my feeling is they don't sit zazen. But they believe that Zen teaching through their body.

So if someone dainin katagiri Gasho, three bows, they don't have any doubt they can follow the gasho and the bow without any doubt. But the Americans sit a lot, but everything is new for dainin katagiri since they started to study Zen.

Returning to Silence

So still they don't receive the teachings through dainin katagiri body. So they have many questions: But they really want to learn.

So they have big desire.

That one is different. What did you do in San Francisco when you moved there?


I cared for my two boys. Every Saturday I had Japanese class for Japanese kids. I helped with Sokoji's mailing. And also when Sokoji had some service, anniversary, Dainin katagiri helped. And I was sewing zafus, too.

Interview with Tomoe Katagiri

Later okesa and rakusu. You really dainin katagiri very energetic and diligent. After I started rakusu sewing, after that my life is with rakusu dainin katagiri okesa. My understanding is that Katagiri Roshi suggested we sew our own okesa and rakusu.

It was Katagiri's idea. Because it was the practice of Hashimoto Roshi to sew his own okesa. Different part of the practice.

Suzuki Roshi didn't practice the okesa. Katagiri Roshi practiced with okesa.


Suzuki Roshi was really impressed about okesa practice, so he agreed.

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