Thursday, June 20th
- Martin Goodson

Soko Morinaga Roshi - A Memorial Talk

This talk was given by Martin Goodson at The Kettering Buddhist Society on Monday 17th June 2024.

Soko Morinaga Roshi was head monk at Daitokuji Zen Training Monastery in Kyoto during the 1960s when Master Daiyu was training there.

Soko Morinaga Roshi


Soko Morinaga Roshi (1925-1995) has his death anniversary on 15th June and is commemorated at Shobo-an and Fairlight Zen Training Temples due to his close association with Master Daiyu (Myokyo-ni).

For many years he attended The Buddhist Society Summer School and gave a number of profound teachings including commentaries on the Mumonkan Koan cases. These talks, which were recorded, have now been transcribed and are available in book form as Mumonkan: The Gateless Gate by Soko Morinaga Roshi.

This talk recounts Martin's memories of encounters and stories he heard from Soko Roshi on his many visits to the U.K.

Soko Morinaga Roshi: A Memorial Talk 17th June 2024