Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “nakagawa-soen”
The Dusty World
A poem, written in 1938 by Soen Nakagawa Roshi1: Looking for serenity you have come to the monastery. Looking for serenity I am leaving the monastery. Kwatz! Stop running about seeking! The dusty affairs of the world fill the day, fill the night. I am not sure this is the proper poem for what I want to talk about today. But there is something in Roshi’s poem that touches me in a profound way.