Meeting with My Teacher: Sando Roshi

March 10, 2023 | by Stephen Snyder

As part of my continuing in the process of Zen dharma transmission, I was able to meet with my teacher, Sando Roshi, in person. This was a nice change from our usual weekly Zoom meetings. We spent about a day and a half together meditating, working through koans, discussing lineage perspectives, and engaging in spirited “dharma combat.”  I am in my second year of the transmission process with Sando Roshi and I believe we may finish in the third year of the process. Dharma transmission is an intimate process of sharing and confirming the light of the Buddha’s realization from Zen Master to Zen Master.  As has been our way from beginningless time.