New practice place dedicated

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New practice place dedicated

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Hello All,

This past Sunday in the Madison, Wisconsin (USA) area we conducted a dedication ceremony of the newly (nearly) completed zendo at Korinji, a monastery that's been under construction since 2009. Though we have a way to go before residential quarters will be completed, the ceremony officially marks the "birth" of a new Rinzai Zen monastery.

Official details for those interested in such things:

Full name of the place is So' Teki Zan Ko Rin Zen Ji [祖的山光林禅寺]: Patriarchal Target Mountain, Shining Forest Zen Temple.
Main images to be enshrined are Shaka Sanzon, i.e. Shakyamuni, Monju (Manjusri) Fugen (Samantabhadra).
Monju enshrined in the new zendo, which is named Shishi Kutsu: "Cave of Lions".
Marishiten to be enshrined as the primary guardian.

A recap of the day's events has been posted on our community's blog along with a few photos: ... cated.html

It's been a long road to get to this point, and there's much, much more to do. But a few of the folks here at DW have been very supportive, and in a few cases I would even say instrumental through the insight and depth of their contributions which continue to help me personally. I'm very grateful.


~ Meido
It is relatively easy to accomplish the important matter of insight into one’s true nature, but uncommonly difficult to function freely and clearly [according to this understanding], in motion and in rest, in good and in adverse circumstances. Please make strenuous and vigorous efforts towards this end, otherwise all the teachings of Buddhas and patriarchs become mere empty words. - Torei

The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice

Hidden Zen: Practices for Sudden Awakening and Embodied Realization

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Re: New practice place dedicated

Post by Luke »

That's great news, Meido-roshi! I hope that your new monastery benefits many beings.

Many of us here are also very grateful for your thoughtful and detailed posts which explain Zen to us. :namaste:
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