Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi and Chan teacher Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu)
Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 10/16/2022
In this lively and wide-ranging conversation Shugen Roshi is joined by Guo Gu, Buddhist teacher, scholar, and founder of the Tallahassee Chan Center. They discuss the influence of teachers, the history of shikantaza transmission in China, and the ways dharma practice is taking root in 21st century America, adapting to the causes and conditions of the times as well as the needs of its adherents.
Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu), a dharma heir of Master Sheng Yen, is the founder of the Tallahassee Chan Center, Dharma Relief, and a professor of Buddhism and East Asian religions at Florida State University. His books include The Essence of Chan, Passing Through the Gateless Barrier, and Silent Illumination: A Chan Buddhist Path to Natural Awakening.