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Shodo Harada Roshi

Zen and the Art of Dying

~Co-presented with Commonweal Healing Circles~

Join TNS Host Michael Lerner in conversation with Zen priest Shodo Harada Roshi. This is the Roshi’s third visit to TNS, and the next conversation in our End-of-Life Conversations series.

Also, see our new video of a spiritual biography conversation between Michael and the Roshi.

Zen and the Art of Dying


Shodo Harada Roshi

Shodo Harada Roshi is Abbot of Sogen-ji, a 300-year-old Rinzai Zen monastery in Okayama, Japan. He is also Abbot of Tahoma Monastery on Whidbey Island north of Seattle. He founded Enso House, a hospice affiliated with Tahoma, where his students attend the dying.

He is a master of Japanese calligraphy, and has conducted demonstrations at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. His translator and colleague, Priscilla Daichi Storandt, is co-abbot at Tahoma and a senior teacher in her own right. Find out more on his website.