The Minnesota Zen Meditation Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Katagiri Project website. At our new website you can listen to Katagiri Roshi’s talks, watch videos, see photos, and read about his life. There’s also a blog for capturing memories from people who have stories to share.
We hope that you will enjoy exploring the website. Go to http://mnzencenter.org and click on the Katagiri tab in the black bar at the top of the page.
Dainin Katagiri (1928-1990) was born in Japan and trained there as a Zen teacher before coming to America in 1963. For seven years he assisted Shunryu Suzuki at the San Francisco Zen Center. After Suzuki Roshi’s death, Katagiri Roshi moved to Minneapolis where he founded the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in 1972. Six years later he founded a monastery in rural southeast Minnesota, now known as Hokyoji Zen Practice Community. He traveled widely to teach and had students across the country. Many who studied with him have since become Zen teachers, and his lineage continues to flourish.