Daishu-in West is a small Buddhist temple belonging to the Myoshin-ji sect of the Rinzai lineage of Zen Buddhism. The temple was founded in 1994 by Soko Morinaga Roshi, the abbot of Daishu-in in Kyoto, Japan.
Two of his disciples, Shaku Daijo, who was ordained as a Zen monk in 1979, and Ursula Jarand, a long-term practitioner under the Roshi, came to Humboldt County to build the temple and are lead the practice at Daishu-in West. Ursula Jarand, as Morinaga Roshi's disciple is the only authorized Transmission Holder in a lineage that includes Zuigan Goto Roshi and Shaku Soen Roshi.
In the spring of 2017 Shaku Daiko returned from the training hall in Kyoto to study with Ursula. He will be installed as abbot of Daishu-in West on August nineteenth.
Zazen is every day at 6 p.m. Sunday sitting is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by a short talk and Japanese tea.
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