Released in 2014 by Wisdom Publications, this is a new translation and commentary on the funny and incisive teachings of my Dharma great-grandfather, Kodo Sawaki Roshi. The book reflects the essential zen truths through the distinct personalities of three generations of a lineage. One of my favorite Homeless Kodo quotes: “Enlightenment is like a burglar breaking into an empty house.” Here’s a short essay about my experience working on the book.




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