Rev. Berwyn Watson: The Challenge of Dōgen’s Teaching

“Great Master Dōgen’s teaching has presented me with two challenges. Firstly, taking seriously the teaching that truth can only be found and expressed in my life as it is, in the very details of this life. There is no ‘transcendent’ life I’m going to find outside of this – so it has to be here. And secondly the underlying theme in Dōgen that the refuge, the truth, is not something we necessarily find within, or something we learn from words in books but more like existence itself, or the nature of existence, and that this truth is never withheld.” – Rev. Berwyn Watson, Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey