Sam Guthrie

Sam Guthrie is a nonfiction writer who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife and their two cats, Tiberius and Oblio. He was ordained at the age of seventeen in the Soto school of Zen Buddhism under Dainin Katagiri Roshi, with whom he studied for twelve years. For the last twenty years, he has been a practitioner of the Way of Radical Non-Seeking. You can find more of his writing at his blog, lionabovethemind.com.
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Getting There From Here

Today we have a guest post from writer and Zen practitioner Sam Guthrie. In “Getting There From Here,” Guthrie grapples with his contradictory desire for enlightenment. I sit facing the wall on a small round black cushion, legs pretzeled, feet wedged implausibly onto opposite thighs. The burning in my knees has taken on an almost […]

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