Sit, Breathe, Bow
Kotatsu John Bailes
October 6, 2020
The power of the bodhisattva is found in the unleashing of the virtue of our lives. The virtue of our lives is the only authority that any of us have. Our practice is to live in a way that is present and compassionate and always working for the weal of all beings.
Kotatsu John Bailes began his practicing Zen in 1972 at the age of 19  at the San Francisco Zen Center. He was ordained a Zen Priest by Richard Baker Roshi in 1977, spending time at Tassajara, Green Gulch Farm and the San Francisco Zen Center until 1984 when he moved to the Boston area to study and work. In 2004, John returned to community dharma practice and received dharma transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer. John is the founding teacher of One Heart Zen in Somerville, MA and serves as the Buddhist chaplain at Wellesley College and the guiding teacher of Monmouth Zen Circle in Monmouth, NJ.

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