In 1999 Genpo created what he named the Big Mind Process, also known as Big Mind/Big Heart, which teaches not only the teaching of Zen but also spiritual practices within Eastern and Western traditions. It has helped thousands of people from all walks of life have a genuine and sustainable awakening with little or no prior consciousness study, including persons of all faiths and religious backgrounds as well as non-believers. It is being used in the practice of psychotherapy, law, medicine, mediation, the arts, physical therapy, chaplaincy, yoga, business, athletics, social work, family therapy, education and spiritual practices with prison inmates, hospital patients and the dying. Roshi continues to train people to bring this teaching out into the world, and remains deeply committed to its ongoing evolution.
Genpo will explain how the essence of Zen, is waking up to our essential nature free from all dogma, suddenly and immediately. He'll talk about different forms such as as chanting, devotional practices, and koan study, which he still uses as beautiful expressions of the teachings; only not as the sole means for waking up or actualizing and living with profound wisdom and compassion, the cornerstone of Buddha Dharma taught by the great Sixth Patriarch, the founder of Zen as we know it today.
We will also be discussing his latest book "The Fool Who Thought He Was God" , a compelling read which is jammed packed with insights and wisdom in an entertaining fiction story.
Be sure to catch the show on the Awakening Zone Radio Network on April 3rd, 2014 12:00 noon CST http://www.awakeningzone.com/Show.aspx?ShowID=87
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