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Since December 2020, Senior Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier’s Saturday morning Zoom zazen sessions have been relayed from Lanau to the UK with simultaneous translation. Here, we provide English translations of his kusen, along with items from some sesshins.
His online teaching from January 2021 to August 2022 focused mainly on Great Master Keizan’s Zazen Yojinki. Those teachings can all be found in the kusen Archive
Since September 2022, his commentary has been on Advice for Practice written by Master Wanshi Shogaku, a Chinese Master (1091-1157). A translation of this text can be found in Taigen Dan Leighton’s book Cultivating the Empty Field.
You can link to Lanau relayed events (most Saturday mornings at 07:50) on the Bristol Zen Dojo-Live page. The relay is via the Channel 2 audio player. On Saturday mornings where there is no relay broadcast, it is an option to join the French-language Lanau Zoom session itself. Where possible on such occasions, a bilingual version of the kusen is posted on this page in advance of the Zoom itself.
Kusen-10th Sep 2022 – updated
Kusen-17th Dec 2022 – read by Jean-Marc Montfroy
Kusen 17th-18th Dec 2022 – BZD Weekend Sesshin
You might have to scroll down to locate the latest kusen. It’s usually available by the Wednesday after the broadcast.
Kusen 25th Feb 2023 – read by Jean-Marc Montfroy
Kusen 4th Mar 2023 – read by Jean-Marc Montfroy
Kusen 11th Mar 2023 – read by Jerome Lucas
Kusen 25th Mar 2023 – revised
Kusen 13th May 2023 – read by Jerome Lucas
Kusen 27th May 2023 – read by Jerome Lucas
Corrected French language versions of recent kusen can be found at: https://tenborin.org/samdi-zoom-kusen/
Anyone wishing to donate to Lanau/Tenborin Association might find this updated document helpful : Paying Lanau