John Kain

John Kain is a freelance writer and poet living in the Catskill Mountains.


The Beautiful Trap

Three simple questions form the basis of an increasingly popular practice: What have you given? What have you taken? How have you harmed?

By John Kain


‘Novice to Master’ by Belenda Attaway Yamakawa and Soko Morinaga Roshi

Novice to Master:An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own Stupidity By Soko Morinaga Roshi; Translated by Belenda Attaway YamakawaWisdom Publications: Massachusetts. 2002 144 pp.; $19.95 (cloth) Novice to Master is a posthumous offering of Soko Morinaga Roshi’s humble, unadorned, yet powerful insights into Zen practice, monastic training, and the subtle machinations underlying the […]

By John Kain
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