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Friday, August 19, 2016

Diamond Sutra

At Johanneshof Zen retreat in Germany there was a morning study period where one could read from their laptop. I used that opportunity to get into Red Pine's Diamond Sutra. Wow. 9 bows. The Diamond Sutra was high on Shunryu Suzuki's list, being what we studied during the first practice period at Tassajara in 1967 - along with the Heart Sutra, Conze's translation and commentary which Bill Porter, AKA Red Pine refers to in his book. Here's an earlier post on the Diamond Sutra which gets into that and more. - dc