This is the official site for the new book, The Driftwood Shrine: Discovering Zen in American Poetry. The book (still in progress), is a collection of Dharma talks given mostly at Myoshinji (Subtle Mind Temple) in Green County, Wisconsin, and at the Great Wave Zen Center on the shore of Lake Michigan. At its heart, The Driftwood Shrine is a Dharma teaching book. But The Driftwood Shrine serves another purpose too: making the long-lived link between American poetry and the Buddha-dharma conspicuous.
Plans for this site include providing new readers with excerpts from Gendo Sensei’s book, news of its progress toward publication, and perhaps a glimpse or two into his creative process.
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