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Buddhadharma : Winter 2006
winter 2006| 32 |buddhadharma Although not widely known, Harada Roshi is one of the few Japanese Zen masters specializing in teaching Western students. Hozan Alan Senauke talks with this potent and surprising teacher about everything from kensho and the role of the body in zazen to the information society and the insecurity of our times. Hozan alan Senauke iS a Soto zen prieSt and tHe Head of practice at Berkeley zen center. He iS alSo a Senior adviSor to tHe BuddHiSt peace fellowSHip. Shodo Harada Roshi: Nuclear Reactor of Zen Afriend said that meeting Shodo Harada Roshi for the first time in sanzen, a pri- vate interview between student and Zen teacher, was like “sitting in front of a nuclear reac- tor.” That was my experience too, and it is not much different the next time either...or the time after that. Shodo Harada is a teacher of extraordinary energy and depth. He is a Rinzai Zen priest with the unusual calling of teaching Westerners. He is abbot of Sogenji in Okayama, Japan, and Tahoma Monastery, on Whidbey Island in Washington. He also supports zendos and sitting groups elsewhere in the United States and in Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, and India. At Sogenji, Tahoma, and in his various travels, Harada Roshi works closely with Priscilla Daichi Storandt. Chi-san, as she is familiarly known, is his dharma sister and a fellow student of Yamada Mumon Roshi. She followed Harada Roshi to Sogenji and serves as his translator for talks and in the intimate environment of sanzen. Her warm, joyful, no-nonsense presence perfectly complements Harada Roshi’s drive. They are quite a team. Sogenji was built in the seventeenth century as a retreat for the Ikeda clan, who were warlords, or daimyo, in the Bizen region. Harada Roshi, Chi- san, and I met over two days in what had been the daimyo’s scriptorium, overlooking Sogenji’s garden and pond. We had a second interview at Tahoma, during sesshin. Roshi responded to each question in Japanese, with his deep and raspy voice, turning inward at times to search for words, which then emerged in bursts of urgent expression. I am deeply grateful to Chi-san for her on-the- spot translations, and to Tom Yuho Kirchner, who later meticulously transcribed and translated the interviews, checking with Chi-san to get the flavor of the moment. —Hozan Alan Senauke HoZAnAlAnSenAukeYAmAmotomuneSuke