Imagination Shapes Reality
Tweet TweetMy first Zen teacher was Dainin Katagiri Roshi in 1972 when I did a 7 day sesshin (an intense period of meditation) at the San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC). In the 80's, when I regularly attended Monday night sitting practice, my teacher was Myogen Steve Stucky. At the SFZC in Green Gulch Farm in Sausalito near my home, California, my teachers were Tenshin Zenki Reb Anderson and Zoketsu Norman Fischer, among others. I had many conversations with all of these former abbots of the SFZC. Affectionately, I remember a personal interview, called dokusan, with Norman in a small meditation room at Green Gulch Farm around 1986. We talked about practice issues I was having. These word of wisdom are by Norman Fischer from Tricycle Daily Dharma January 22, 2014 Imagination and Reality Imagination draws its energy from a confrontation with desire. It feeds off desire, transmuting and magnifying reality through desire's power. Fantasy [...]