Lately I’ve enjoyed some great Katagiri stories told by his dharma heirs. These stories renew Katagiri Roshi’s life for me and I really appreciate them.
Dokai Georgesen of Hokyoji wrote the essay “Not Bad Is Good Enough” for their blog.
Dosho Port of Wild Fox Zen often tells Katagiri stories in his blog postings. His January 20 entry is “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This” and on October 28 he posted “It’s Not So Easy.” Find more of Dosho’s Katagiri stories using the “Search Wild Fox Zen” feature.
Teijo Munnich at Great Tree Zen Temple writes about Katagiri in their newsletter. These links take you to PDF versions of the newsletter, then scroll down to the stories on page 2. They are “Flowers of Truth,” “Pulling Me Up the Mountain” and “Chalky Dust.” (Bonus: the front page of this issue has photos of Tomoe Katagiri.)
Your stories are welcome here! If you have a Katagiri story you’d like to share, post it in the comments area below or send me an email via the Contact tab. Peace, Andrea