Turning Words With Hozan Alan Senauke

Hosan Alan Senauke is the author of Turning Words © 2023 by Alan Senauke. Featured in arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boulder, CO.

In this very first episode of the Dewdrop Dialogues podcast, Vanessa Able talks with Hozan Alan Senauke, Abbot of the Berkeley Zen Center in California and author of the new book ‘Turning Words.’ In Zen tradition, ‘turning words’ are words that can help one turn towards awakening or change a person’s direction. Alan shares various examples of turning words he has encountered in his life, including a powerful encounter with his teacher Sojun Weitsman Roshi, whose lasting teaching has been to “let things fall apart”.

Listen to their conversation here:

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