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Shodo Harada Roshi

Abbot of Sogenji in Okayama Japan
Founder of One Drop Zendo (with zendos in many countries)






photo by: Roland Schmid


Shodo Harada Roshi was Elin and my kind and generous sponsor and teacher in Okayama for the three and a half years we lived there, 1988-1992. More from me on him later. - DC


5-21-14 - Letter From SHODO HARADA ROSHI ABOUT HIS VISIT TO SENDAI (written shortly after the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster)

His books are Morning Dewdrops of the Mind : Teachings of a Contemporary Zen Master
The Path to Bodhidharma : Teachings of Shodo Harada Roshi.

On the Maka Hanya Haramita Sutra - on the Zen Site

Short Bio from One Drop Zendo site (and more scrolling down)

Alan Senauki interview in Buddhadharma: Shodo Harada Roshi: Nuclear Reactor of Zen

Shodo Harada Roshi in America - video

Calligraphy demonstration - video

Zen and War is a film in which Shodo Harada speaks -
The English version is only available through the 
Clear View Project.

Life in a Zen monastery - Sogen-Ji Monastery
A Video Documentary in three segments

Wikipedia on Shodo Harada

An account of walking into Sogenji

Becoming a Zen Monk at Sogenji

Tahoma, Washington, USA