Open all the senses, all the feelings without adding any opinions, judgements or comments of good or bad...
Harada Roshi


Boonville, Missouri

Zazen schedule:

Monday: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Introductory instruction by appointment.

For more information, please visit us at boonvilleodz.wordpress.com

(During the stay at home order Spring 2020, here in Missouri we are sitting our regular schedule, but in separate homes with no video, just a group text of a bell to mark the end. Shotaku) 

In 1990, Tim (Jundo) Williams, who had been sitting with a group in Columbia, Missouri, that called itselfthe Columbia Zen Center, travelled to Japan and met Shodo Harada. Someyears later his wife, Jane (Shotaku) Lago, also travelled to Sogenji.

During the years that they sat with the Columbia Zen Center Jundo drew the illustrations for the Roshi's first book, Morning Dewdrops of the Mind, and Shotaku worked on compiling the Roshi's second book, The Path to Bodhidharma.Later, the two worked together to edit Moon by the Window.

In the late 1990s, Mitra Biship Senseitraveled to Columbia on several occasions to hold weekend sesshins with the group, and a number of members travelled to Japan to train atSogenji.

Due to Roshi's busy schedule this year, we are currently not accepting any new questions at this time

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