Shodo Harada

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Shodo Harada (原田 正道, Harada Shōdō, c. 1940),[1] or Harada Rōshi, is a Rinzai Zen priest, author, and head abbot of Sōgen-ji — a three-hundred-year-old temple in Okayama, Japan. He has become known as a "teacher of teachers",[2] with masters from various lineages coming to sit sesshin with him in Japan or during his trips to the United States and Europe.



  1. "Shodo Harada Roshi: A Short Biography". One Drop Zendo. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  2. Ford, James Ishmael (2006). Zen Master Who?: A Guide to the People and Stories of Zen. Wisdom Publications. p. 116. ISBN 0-86171-509-8. 

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