Minnesota Zen Center

Minnesota Zen Meditation Center was formed when the founding head teacher, Dainin Katagiri, (1928-1990) was invited to come from California in 1972 to teach a small but growing group of Minneapolis students interested in the dharma. After his death, Shohaku Okumura served as interim head teacher until the installation of Karen Sunna, who had studied with Katagiri Roshi until his death. Succeeding Karen as head priest is Tim Burkett, a long time student of both Katagiri and Suzuki Roshi. Tim became the head teacher on November 1, 2002.

Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, attended the Center for a period of time.

Natalie Goldberg studied at the Center for over a dozen years and writes extensively about it in her books Long Quiet Highway and The Great Failure.

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Zen ( or ) is a school of Mahāyāna Buddhism notable for its emphasis on practice and experiential wisdom—particularly as realized in the form of meditation known as zazen—in the attainment of awakening.
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Dainin Katagiri (1928-1990) was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher in the Soto lineage and a notable figure involved in the 1960s transmission of Zen from Japan to America. He is best known for being the first abbot of the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center.
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the Way of the Higher Truths. What is in the West called religion in India comes within the general purview of dharma. Thus the various Indian religions and Dharmic Traditions are so many versions of Dharma (versions of what is considered to be 'right' or in truest accord with the
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Shohaku Okumura (奥村 正博 Okumura Shohaku
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Robert Maynard Pirsig (born September 6, 1928, Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American writer, mainly known as the author of the book (1974), which has sold millions of copies around the world.
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

Author Robert M. Pirsig
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Natalie Goldberg (b. 1948) is an American author and teacher of creative writing. She is best known for a series of books which explore writing as a Zen practice.

Natalie Goldberg is a poet, teacher, writer, and painter.
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