On April 1, 2021, Jeff retired from Hanazono University. As such, Jeff will accept dana-donations to fund Zen activities (including travel for retreats, upkeep for the hermitage in Kyoto, etc). Dana-donations for Jeff can be given directly to him as follows:
– People outside the EU can use the following PayPal link: paypal.me/faustinashore1. (For PayPal, please use the “Friends and Family” option to avoid incurring a fee).
– People in the EU can make a direct transfer to Jeff’s European bank account; please email us for bank details if required.
Zen postulates absolute freedom in which all attachments and restraints are completely wiped away. The Buddha therefore is to be cast away and so are the Patriarchs. Any restraints whatsoever in the mind are to be cast away. For the one who has passed through the abyss of Great Doubt, transcending subject and object, you and I, and has been revived as the True Self, can there be anything to disturb him?
Zenkei Shibayama, The Gateless Barrier