Jakusho Kwong Roshi

Jakusho Kwong Roshi

Jakusho Kwong Roshi, a successor in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, is the founder and abbot of the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center outside of Santa Rosa, California.

Recent Articles

Meeting Heart-to-Heart

When it comes to difficult people, says Koshin Paley Ellison, the key is two people willing to let go of being right.

The Heart of Good Spiritual Friends

When we are with others in times of suffering, says contemplative care expert Koshin Paley Ellison, we can take the four noble truths as our guide.

Swimming Upstream

Chinese legend has it that if a carp swims up a waterfall, it transforms into a dragon. Be like that carp, says Koshin Paley Ellison. Throw your whole self into waking up.

Tiny buddha statue in garden

A Meeting of Hearts and Minds

In a teacher-student relationship, says Jakusho Kwong, it’s not enough to know your teacher’s heart and mind. You also need to know your own.