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BG 101: Hollow Bones Zen

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Jun Po Roshi, an American Zen Master in the Rinzai Zen tradition, joins us again this week to discuss the limitations of Japanese Zen as it enters contemporary American culture. He also shares the way that his Hallow Bones Zen community has re-organized the core teachings of the Buddha in their five training elements:

  1. Sacred stewardship
  2. Philosophical re-indoctrination
  3. Emotional maturity & integrity
  4. Conscious embodiment
  5. Genuine insight

These five training elements are a re-working and re-presentation of the original 8-fold path, but one that was designed specifically for our time and place.

This is part 2 of a two-part series. Listen to part 1, Psychotropics and NeuroLinguistic Zen.

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Jun Po Denis Kelly