Interviews on Zen Practice, Zen Meditation:
with Seikan Cech
"Zen practice is really a Trojan horse affair. It tends to set off as a wonderfully promising idea, then it connects us with our physical body and pain, and eventually it leads to not much at all, at least in the sense of nothing much to write home about. So again, as Bodhidharma may have remarked, there is our "peace of mind". Or as Bob Dylan sings it, "I can't even remember what it was I came here to get away from.""
with Genjo Marinello
"Even with my eyes mostly closed it felt like I had eyes in the back of my head, and that I was gently but profoundly aware of everything around me and within this physical form called a body. In other words, there was an almost immediate sense of being seamlessly connected to my surroundings and the universe at large."
with Will Collum
"When I began sitting, particularly the very first time, the feeling that I was left with afterward was very much like the feeling of arriving home again after a vacation. I sensed a release of tension. There was a sense of arrival- that the search was over- that I had found what I had been looking for."