Shores of Zen
Welcome to Shores of Zen.  
Welcome to Shores of Zen.          
A website bundling some projects and passions of Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler.
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the website of Jiryu Mark Rutschman-Byler
A Circle of Water...
“When you sail out in a boat to the midst of an ocean where no land is in sight, and view the four directions, the ocean looks circular, and does not look any other way. But the ocean is neither round nor square; its features are infinite in variety. It is like a palace. It is like a jewel. It only looks circular as far as you can see at that time. - Dogen Zenji Genjokoan    
“When you sail out in a boat to the midst of an ocean where no land is in sight, and view the four directions, the ocean looks circular, and does not look any other way. But the ocean is neither round nor square; its features are infinite in variety. It is like a palace. It is like a jewel. It only looks circular as far as you can see at that time. - Dogen Zenji Genjokoan    
Jiryu’s study - Soto Zen in Meiji Japan: The Life and Times of Nishiari Bokusan
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Jiryu’s book Two Shores of Zen:  An American Monk’s Japan.
Jiryu’s blog, No Zen in the West.
The webpage of the San Quentin State Prison Zen group, the Buddhadharma Sangha.
Some of Jiryu’s                      is also available here.
This site also has audio of Jiryu’s Buddhist teaching - including a few class series and public talks at temples affiliated with the San Francisco Zen Center
The unsurpassed Dharma folk tunes of Ben Gustin.
Remembering Daigan Lueck (1931-2015) - a collection of his Dharma Talks and poems.