Zen instructor, creator, and poet Henry Shukman talks with host Michael Taft about Mountain Cloud Zen Middle, Henry’s collection on the Waking Up app, meditation for awakening vs. meditation as a “band assist,” the function of psychotherapy in religious apply, the ability of working within the “outdated method,” the trail of working with Zen koans because the journey of a lifetime.
Henry Shukman is a instructor within the Sanbo Zen lineage, and is the Guiding Instructor of Mountain Cloud Zen Middle, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Henry is an award-winning poet and creator of a number of books, together with One Blade of Grass, which particulars his religious journey. And is superb. His struggles and traumatic experiences as a youth, mixed with a spontaneous awakening expertise at age 19, paved the best way for Henry to develop a well-rounded strategy to spirituality and meditation – one that features love for self and the world as its basis.