Jakusho Bill Kwong Roshi
Genjoji - Sonoma Mt. ZC website
Interview on cuke
Jakusho Kwong in Crooked Cucumber
Laura Kwong cuke page
Jakusho Bill Kwong talks about Chogyam Trungpa on the Chronicles Project
Another video of Kwong talking about Trungpa
Another video by Bill Scheffel with Jakusho Bill Kwong talking about on becoming a teacher
Bill Scheffel's video site which might have more on Kwong - that's three from him above
Sweeping Zen interview with Bill Kwong
Books by Jakusho Kwong
9-18-12 - Congratulations to Jakusho Kwong Roshi and all at Genjoji - Sonoma Mountain Zen Center on the groundbreaking for their new zendo
from Genjoji website:
Sep 16 Sun. MANDALA GROUNDBREAKING 10
After eight years, we have met our fundraising goal in order to break ground for our new Meditation Hall. We invite you to join us for this historic ceremony from 10am to 12 noon on Sunday, September 16, 2012.
The new Zendo – is the womb of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas from which they are born. This birth is like dawn’s light as it dispels the darkness of the landscape by helping the many human beings to restore their inherent nature – Basic Goodness.
Sorry I couldn't make it. - DC
Interview with Demian Nyoze Kwonghttp://www.zen.is/uploads/3/8/5/9/38592775/mountain_wind-2015-1.pdfNyoze received Shiho*, also called Denpo (Dharma transmission) from Jakusho Kwong-roshi**. Shiho consists of Kegyo - 6 days of supplemental practice leading up to the actual ceremony, and on the 7th day finishing with Denpo when the teacher transmits and the student receives.
We reviewed Roshi's notes written on old paper of when he received shiho from Hoitsu Suzuki-roshi at Rinsoin (Shunryu Suzuki's home temple) in Japan, 1978. Kojun Noiri-roshi was the guiding teacher and lead Suzuki-roshi and Kwong-roshi through the entire transmission process. At that time Noiri-roshi was one of the leading transmission masters in Japan. The transmission ceremony was his specialty. Noiri roshi was very strict! I mean a good strict! I met him when I was 8 years old. Being in his presence you could not help but be awake and stand up straight! Shunryu Suzuki-roshi wanted Noiri-roshi to transmit the tradition of transmission ceremony to America but it never happened.
*Shihō (嗣法) refers to a series of ceremonies in Sōtō Zen Buddhism wherein a unsui receives Dharma transmission, becoming part of the dharma lineage of his or her teacher.
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