Face to Face


In Dogen’s chapter Kajo he says that the thoughts and words of the ancestors are “everyday tea and rice.” Having just returned from a sesshin in which this fascicle, which translates as “Everyday Activity,” was studied, Seido offers some reflections on Dogen’s meaning within the context of our lineage tradition. On Valentines Day, this talk will explore the less “romantic” aspect of the relationship between teachers and students and the everyday face to face exchanges that facilitate our awakening.

Debra Seido Martin