God bless you, Enver. I hope your parents will have the best of attention and care, through you. You are a very good Son.Enver M. wrote: ↑Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:40 pmI had heard about him.I'm sure he is definetely and inteligently a qualified master.Especially if you commend.But I'm on the side to look after my own parents for now.As they are very old, tired and ill.In this way i'm hoping to come some several progress also.This may also prevent from waste of years.I had said before the accessible teacher is the best.And you are the closest one having time with me recently.
Thank you friend.
Today is my own parents' 83rd wedding anniversary. Had they lived, well, they'd be "pretty old" by now. We lost them both 40 years ago.
Regarding John Tarrant Roshi, I came to know him pretty well during about 14 months here when he substituted for our sangha teacher when our sangha teacher was ill. We sat numerous sesshin (7-day intensive Zen meditation retreats) here in that year, and a number of us came to know him and his co-teacher at the time, Joan Sutherland Roshi, who was made a teacher by John. Some even adopted John and Joan as their teacher, and took Jukai with them.
John Tarrant broke with the Diamond Sangha with which he was originally affiliated (being a Dharma heir of Robert Aitken Roshi himself since 1988) and went "independent" in 2000-something, forming and founding a new outfit called "California Zen Institute".
Ouch. All this is far off-topic of Mason's thread, here. Apologies for our straying. We belong in Reform School (I myself could probably get a full Scholarship, to attend).