Find audio recordings of Katagiri Roshi’s talks at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center’s “Katagiri Project“
Katagiri Roshi was the founding teacher of the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center and Hokyoji Zen Practice Community. Before moving to Minnesota in 1972, Katagiri Roshi taught at the San Francisco Zen Center and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center as assistant to Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. Katagiri Roshi was born in Japan, where he became a monk at the age of eighteen. He practiced at Eiheiji monastery and Taizoin temple, received a master’s degree from Komazawa University, and worked in the international division of Soto Zen headquarters before coming to the United States in 1963. Katagiri Roshi touched the hearts of people everywhere with his engaging manifestation of the Buddha way. Although he died in 1990, his teaching lives on in audio recordings of his talks, and books that have been developed from them.