HONOLULU, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the weekend of November 18, 2011, Chozen-ji International Zen Dojo invites guests to a viewing of its students' and Zen masters' works in Chozen-ji Yaki (ceramics), Kado (Way of the Flower), and Shodo (Way of the Brush).
The works of arts are passing reflections of the students' and masters' training in Shugyo aimed at developing the inner life and not as particular accomplishments or as in ends themselves. In any pursuit besides the prospect of developing skill, apart from any specific achievement, there is a chance to broaden one's outlook and attain a greater degree of maturity, whereby a person's effectiveness comes out of his essential being. The ultimate goal of the student is Shugyo, the deepest spiritual training possible, to live life as a Do, a Way, learning the inner principles through a state of complete concentration and relaxation, and applying these principles to each moment of the student's life to live fully moment by moment.
About Daihonzan Chozen-ji:
Daihonzan Chozen-ji is a Rinzai Zen temple located in the back of Kalihi Valley, established by Omori Sogen Rotaishi in 1972 as the headquarters of an American Rinzai Zen monastery where people could train in Zen, the martial Ways and the fine arts. It continues to be a place where people of all creeds and philosophies can come to undertake rigorous spiritual training.
International Zen Dojo
3565 Kalihi Street
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96819
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