Fang's beautiful and complex poem addresses the questions of sin and redemption against the background of a young monk entering a monastery.
Dogen answers the questions of his students regarding monastic renunciation - how can one have faith that one's basic needs will be met?
Is it necessary to live in a monastery in order to pursue a spiritual path? How can we focus in our daily lives in the midst of a technological and cultural onslaught? These are the questions that Les Kaye, the abbot of Kannon Do Zen Meditation Center in Silicon Valley, puts to the reader in… Continue reading Materialism and the Monastic Life