John Kain


The Beautiful Trap

I’m sitting for fifteen hours a day in a four-by-four cell behind a shoji screen. Meals are brought three times a day to my enclosure, and apart from a short work period, two brief outdoor walks, bathroom breaks, a daily shower, and sleep time, I never leave my space. There are only three of us […]

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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