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Meido Interview on Classical Ideas Podcast

Post by WoodsyLadyM » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:24 pm

Here's the link to an interview with Meido on Classical Ideas Podcast, speaking about Zen practice, Korinji, and his book:

https://youtu.be/Rj2bIVC8COY

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Post by Larry » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:29 pm

Many thanks.

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Post by fuki » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:54 pm

Meido made a death joke at 24 minutes but the interviewer missed it :lol:
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Post by Nothing » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:02 pm

Thanks for sharing it.

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Post by lindama » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:26 am

Meico :111:

grateful to hear the vibration in your voice. a few things come up....
I intend the book to be as wide open a gate as possible
ofc, you're establishing a training center for monastics. the world needs it. And, I'll add this. As you know, I've spent so many years in zen knowing that I was not trained in this way for better or worse. no regrets. I'd just as soon retire to elderhood, maybe with Guo Gu. But, I see possibility for you to open the gates to the "whole being" for lay folks who could spend time with you, perhpas in lay sesshins along side your folks training. no doubt you have done this in the past, yet in the new setting, it would be a powerful integration for all. And, practically speaking, it's a way of generating income to support the monastary. hard to say, there is a place to go beyond zen training to a life well lived in spaciousness. I won't say freedom as that suggests bondage. So open the gates and mix it up from time to time.

Fortunately, I've forgotten the stunning visions, I've never felt the need to remember or write them down. Yet, your conversation about the Abrahamic religions brought this memory back. At the deepest part of Tenzo, I had a dream, and told it to my zen friend/ex-Jesuit priest in the kitchen at sesshin.... "Abraham did not walk upon the earth". I wept in his arms in the kitchen. Rest assured, that I don't usually share like this or display that kind of vulnerability. I have not carried any religious connection since my early years growing up Lutheran. It was unexpected. So, I can't imagine anything more than respect for other traditions until we get inside. I dunno, I don't have a lot of experience.

According to my calendar, your book is scheduled to arrive on April 6.

Best wishes and love
linda

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Post by michaeljc » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:32 am

Linda -

As I recall from photos that the Zendo is a pretty good size - clearly intended for more than just 6 permanent residents

I particularly appreciate Meido's approach in providing training programs and methods to suit the student. He has also mentioned in a past post of maybe reducing the work periods for older students

I too will order his book in coming days

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Post by Wayfarer » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:42 am

I intend to visit Korinji for retreat hopefully sometime in 2019. I visited there in September last year and was shown around by Meido. It is a great facility in a beautiful location. I live a long way away, in Australia, but as it happens I have family only about 1:30 hours from there so will be in the vicinity. Many thanks to Meido and also the supporters of the project for creating this great facility. I will listen to the podcast while working out tomorrow.

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Post by fuki » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:39 am

Finished it, wonderful job!

Not looking forward to the book since it's bad for the back, but the cats can sit on it! :D
Mike wrote:He has also mentioned in a past post of maybe reducing the work periods for older students
Does feeling old count too? +- 16 billion years.

I mean I need time for personal preferences like building and taking care of an animal shelter next to the monastery :hatsoff:
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Post by Meido » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:40 pm

Hi folks, glad you enjoyed the podcast.

Linda, the training at Korinji is open to anyone. It maintains the usual monastic schedule and way of living, but one need not be ordained (or interested in ordination) to be there. In fact, I'm doing something a bit odd in that there is no division or distinction between lay/ordained, age, or gender when it comes to accepting residents there. Everyone sleeps together in the same hall, and everyone trains together. Of course, according to someone's situation some allowances in schedule can be made, someone can use a chair or bench when sitting if necessary, etc.

As for sesshin and shorter visits, yes the custom in our group is to allow anyone to attend who's ready for that kind of practice and can benefit from it.

So, all welcome...and am indeed looking forward to visits from any Zen Space friends in the future!

~ Meido
The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice
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Post by boda » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:48 pm

Congrats on the center completion and new book, Meido.

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Post by Meido » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:36 pm

bodhi wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:48 pm
Congrats on the center completion and new book, Meido.
Thank you Bodhi, and everyone else for the kind wishes. Hoping something is of use.

:namaste:

~ Meido
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Post by fuki » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:57 pm

Meido wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:36 pm
Hoping something is of use.
Looking forward regarding anything relating to the psycho-physical apparatus, senses, posture etc.
Last week saw a doc on NGC regarding the balance of the Earth, from satellite images the inter-connectiveness is amazing, and humans (scientifically) know still so little about this. Thunderstorms are particullary interesting and how many neurotic/obsessive thinking and even chronic pain might be due to a "low" battery, eventhough I walk plenty in nature but in these cold months it's never with bare feet on the soil, which is good for our immune system. Interesting what you said about how we in modern times use our eyes fixated which is not evolutionary wise so to speak. I do start to see more and more how everything is interconnected and dependendly "responsible" to some physical ailments last years, besides my bad posture. Looking forward to your experiences regarding the "natural-body" in the book.
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Post by Meido » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:15 pm

fuki wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:57 pm
Looking forward regarding anything relating to the psycho-physical apparatus, senses, posture etc.
Thanks, Fuki. There is a decent amount of what I would consider important foundational instruction RE breathing, use the senses, posture, etc.

I'm currently working on another text dealing with orally transmitted methods of so-called "direct pointing," many of which involve the body.

~ Meido
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Post by Caodemarte » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:02 pm

Very nice interview. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, WoodsyLadyM [EDIT: credited the OP to the wrong name, now corrected, but still thanks to all].

I wonder if Meido or the other teaches find many students who go to the oposite extreme and get obsessed with the body, posture, energetic practices, or breathing. At a recent retreat, the teacher spoke of being sent students who have overemphasized these things, rather than the more common mistake of being a bodiless head, imagining an impossible split between body/mind.

Amazon says it shipped the book today so I should get my copy tomorrow or the next day. Looking forward to it and this new text Meido is working on!
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Post by fuki » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:19 pm

Meido wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:15 pm
I'm currently working on another text dealing with orally transmitted methods of so-called "direct pointing," many of which involve the body.

~ Meido
Interesting, that might serve as clearing up some 'confusion' regarding 'direct pointing'

Will it be called "Meido's Undoing"? :D
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Post by Larry » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:14 pm

I'm hoping it'll be another Shambhala publication on Kindle.

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Post by michaeljc » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:37 am

Both Meido's and Guo Gu's books are on their way to my mail box. Thank you gentlemen

I already know what the main message will be: I have a lot more work to do :)

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