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Collection: John Daido Loori

John Daido Loori, Roshi (1931-2009) was the founder of Zen Mountain Monastery and the Mountains and Rivers Order, and served as the guiding teacher there for almost 30 years. A holder of the Soto and Rinzai Zen lineages, Daido Roshi drew on his background as a scientist, artist, naturalist, parent and Zen Priest to establish a uniquely American Zen Buddhist training center.

Daido Roshi established the Eight Gates of Zen, a unique program of Zen training for Western students. Based on the Buddha’s Eightfold Path, the Eight Gates of Zen is grounded in a dedication to the realization of the Buddha’s teachings and their functioning in the world. He wrote numerous books on every aspect of Zen Buddhist practice and training, from the precepts—or moral and ethical teachings—to liturgy, creativity, koan study, the environment, and most importantly—zazen. He also produced a number of video teachings about zazen, the establishment of the Mountains and Rivers Order, and the teachings of Master Dogen.

Here, you'll find all of his published teachings—books, audio teachings and videos—in one place. 

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  • Mountain Record of Zen Talks
    Mountain Record of Zen Talks
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  • The Eight Gates of Zen: A Program of Zen Training
    The Eight Gates of Zen: A Program of Zen Training
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  • The Heart of Being: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism
    The Heart of Being: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism
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  • The Echoless Valley
    The Echoless Valley
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  • Celebrating Everyday Life: Zen Home Liturgy (minibook)
    Celebrating Everyday Life: Zen Home Liturgy (minibook)
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  • Teachings of the Insentient: Zen and the Environment (minibook)
    Teachings of the Insentient: Zen and the Environment (minibook)
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  • Two Arrows Meeting in Mid-Air: The Zen Koan
    Two Arrows Meeting in Mid-Air: The Zen Koan
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  • The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life
    The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life
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  • Hearing with the Eye: Photographs from Point Lobos
    Hearing with the Eye: Photographs from Point Lobos
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  • Sitting With Koans: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Koan Study
    Sitting With Koans: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Koan Study
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  • Cave of Tigers: The Living Zen Practice of Dharma Combat
    Cave of Tigers: The Living Zen Practice of Dharma Combat
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  • Riding the Ox Home: Stages on the Path of Enlightenment
    Riding the Ox Home: Stages on the Path of Enlightenment
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  • The Way of Mountains and Rivers: Teachings on Zen and the Environment
    The Way of Mountains and Rivers: Teachings on Zen and the Environment
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