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John Daido Loori is the abbot of the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper, New York, and the founder and director of the Mountains and Rivers Order, an organization of associated Zen Buddhist temples, practice centers, and meditation groups from around the United States and abroad. He is also president of Dharma Communications, an enterprise devoted to making Buddhist teachings widely available through videotapes, books, meditation supplies, and a quarterly journal, Mountain Record . Devoted to maintaining authentic Zen training, he has developed a distinctive style of teaching, called the Eight Gates of Zen, involving both monastic and lay students in a program that embraces every aspect of daily life. He is a dharma heir of the influential Japanese Zen master Taizan Maezumi Roshi and is the author of The Heart of Being: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism.


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Enlightenment (Zen Buddhism)