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Founders' Service Poem

Every month, on the Saturday closest to the 15th (Maezumi Roshi’s death day), we hold a Founders’ Service at ZCLA. During the service, the officiant reads a self-written poem in the Kaisando (Founders’ Room). On this page you will find poems read at a Founders’ Service.

 

 

DHARMA WORDS

 

the great dragon frolics among

the new green of spring;

the view from the mountain in all ten directions

is bright and clear. 

dear founders,

you pointed out the way to prajna paramita —

showed us how the great compassionate ones

use the many hands and eyes.

without hesitation,

you roared the lions roar, 

never wavered in samadhi,

moved rocks,

served tea,

slurped the thin white noodles of enlightenment.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee….

the complete function is everywhere.

how could there be any hindrance?

—Egyoku Nakao

Founder’s Service March 14, 2015

 

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on August 18, 2014, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on June 14, 2014, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on April 12, 2014, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on January 11, 2014, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on September 21, 2013, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on July 13, 2013, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on June 15, 2013, click here.

For the poem by Roshi Egyoku read on May 11, 2013, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on Februaru 16, 2013, click here.

For Parinirvana poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on Februaru 9, 2013, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on May 12, 2012, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on March 17, 2012, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on February 18, 2012, click here.

For the poem by Roshi Egyoku read for Parinirvana Day on February 11, 2012, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Daishin read on August 13, 2011, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Kodo read on May 7, 2011, click here.

For the poem by Sensei Shingetsu read on April 16, 2011, click here.


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