Sit, Breathe, Bow
Daigaku Rummé
December 15, 2020
Your life is Zen. If you try to make your life Zen, then you are adding something. Don't make distinctions, don't make differences, and live your life in the present.
In 1974, Daigaku Rummé returned to Japan with the intention of finding a monastery where he could train. But was not as simple as he imagined. It wasn’t until 1976, that he began training at Hosshin-ji Monastery. He was ordained by Harada Sekkei Roshi in 1978 and lived and practiced at Hosshin-ji for another 25 years before returning to San Francisco to work on the staff of the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center. In 2010, Rev. Rummé moved to Los Angeles where he worked as the Director of the Association of Soto Zen Buddhist of North America and as the Head Priest of Zenshuji Soto Mission. In 2015, he moved to St. Louis to lead the Confluence Zen Center where he serves as guide teacher.

You can find out more by visiting the website for the Confluence Zen Center

Read the books Daigaku has translated

The Essence of Zen: The Teachings of Sekkei Harada

Unfathomable Depths: Drawing Wisdom for Today from a Classical Zen Poem

A Blueprint of Enlightenment: A Contemporary Commentary on Dōgen Zenji’s Gakudō Yōjinshū “Guidelines for Studying the Way”

Sit, Breathe, Bow is hosted by Ian White Maher

Sit, Breathe, Bow is sponsored by the Online Sangha of the International Kwan Um School of Zen