Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi is Co-Abbot of the Zen Community of Oregon.
“When we read someone like Dogen, that should be a starting point. That’s an excuse to ask ourselves certain questions. Among them “Is this true or not, but also if it is true where does it take me?” So when we read that quotation by Dogen, when we read that text by Dogen, it should be like walking into a space that is very very big. The danger is that we read the text, we read the quotation, and it becomes an end point vs. a starting point.” – Koun Franz, Thousand Harbours Zen