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https://classicalideaspodcast.libsyn.com/ep-80-a-rinzai-zen-life-in-japan-w-corey-ichigen-hess

I recently had a great time chatting with Greg Soden about pre-monastery life, years of Zen training, and what comes after an American leaves a Japanese monastery.  Please enjoy and share it if it is helpful or interesting.

Minutes 43-47 are sketchy (Greg’s internet cable was eaten through by a squirrel, which the technician discovered the day after this was recorded) so if you need to skip ahead, it gets clear again at 47:30!  But don’t skip! Ha!

Here is the Video Greg is referring to throughout the Episode:

Video: Life at Sogenji and My Ordination