New Drinking Gourd Podcast
Jay Rinsen Chikyo Weik presents a talk and leads a discussion at the Toledo Zen Center on March 5, 2008.
"The wise have nothing to do, while the unwise tie themselves in knots." —Relying on Mind, Seng-ts'an
This talk works with some of the similarities of Taoist teachings with those of Zen.
An Open Invitation to all Aikido Students
I am writing this as an open invitation to all aikido students who wish to participate in our training center.
In order to insure the highest level of training, the retreats will be limited to twenty participants and divided into the levels of fundamentals, intermediate and advanced. The word Okugyo indicates the advanced level, yet the training will go into depth at each level. Each student will be required to pass all aspects of one level before participating in the next.
The Okugyo training will emphasize the spiritual as well as the physical aspects of aikido. Students will participate in daily meditation, reading and discussion, and other activities designed to help the student move towards an integrated understanding of Aikido.
It has long been my goal to create an environment for this kind of personal training. Okugyo seminars will not make any distinction between affiliation or rank, but will be open to all who approach it with a sincere and humble attitude.