John Daido Loori

John Daido Loori

John Daido Loori, Roshi (1939-2009) was the founder and director of the Mountains and Rivers Order and abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, New York.

Recent Articles

Ir sintiendo nuestro camino al despertar

¿Esas emociones que quisiéramos no tener, esas que nos gustaría que se acabaran? Esos sentimientos, dice Jody Hojin Kimmel, no son obstáculos en el camino –son el camino.

Feeling Our Way to Awakening

The emotions we wish we didn’t have, that we’d like to just get over? Those feelings, say Jody Hojin Kimmel, are not obstacles on the path — they are the path.

Becoming the Mountains and Rivers

When we know something intimately, taught Dogen, it ceases to exist and so do we. John Daido Loori Roshi examines this teaching.

The Symbol and the Symbolized

In honor of the late John Daido Loori, Roshi, we offer a dharma discourse he gave on the profound meaning of art and creativity.

Buddha in darkness.

The Great Way — A classic teaching by John Daido Loori

A classic commentary on this seminal Zen text by the American roshi, John Daido Loori, who died this morning at the age of 78.

Lion's Roar

Thinking Non-Thinking

John Daido Loori, Roshi explains why non-thinking is right thought in this commentary on Dogen's 300 Koan Shobogenzo, Case 129: "Yoashan's Non-Thinking"