Shinshu Roberts

Shinshu Roberts

Shinshu Roberts is cofounder of Ocean Gate Zen Center in Santa Cruz, California, and holds the appointment of Kokusaifukyoshi (international teacher) with the Soto Zen School in Japan. A student of Sojun Mel Weitsman, she trained at San Francisco Zen Center for seventeen years. She is the author of Being-Time: A Practitioner’s Guide to Dogen Zenji’s Shobogenzo Uji; her writings also appear in Record of the Hidden Lamp and Receiving the Marrow.

Recent Articles

Notas sobre el “Ser–Tiempo” de Dogen

El maestro Shinshu Roberts nos habla sobre el texto titulado Uji, traducido como "Ser–Tiempo", un término el cual abarca muchas de las enseñanzas clave que se encuentran en los escritos de Dogen.

Dogen’s 4 Key Teachings

From being to the nature of time, Dogen explored the big questions. Four experts unpack some of his most influential concepts.

Notes on Dogen’s “Being–Time”

The title of Uji, translated as “Being–Time,” essentially contains the totality of the text. Unpacking the meaning of this hyphenated word opens a vast interconnecting vista of practice. The two characters u-ji are usually translated as arutoki or “for the time being.” Dogen separates the two characters (u meaning being, and ji meaning time) and…

Steadfast in the Midst of Samsara

Shinshu Roberts examines the suffering inherent in the bodhisattva path, what Dogen referred to as being “the blue lotus in the flame.”