Sutra Reading

Since a few years ago, whenever there was time in the Sogenji Japan schedule, there would be sutra reading from 6:30 am until 7am. During this time, everyone comes up from the Zendo to the Hondo (main sutra building) and reads half of the month the Diamond Sutra and the other half the Rinzai Roku. The new training period started yesterday and the Roshi decided, that the sutra reading will happen every day – even if there is sanzen. The Roshi said that he feels reading and studying the sutras is most important and helpful for the training. Especially reading the same texts over and over again, chewing on them, letting their teaching sink in deeper is a good way to support one`s practice of Zazen.

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