Justin Mccoy is an American Soto Zen Buddhist Monk
who grew up in and around Los Angeles. After four years in architecture school, he left to become a monk. Justin spends much of his time in quiet meditation, but he is also working to create the largest Zen Buddhist Temple outside of Japan. In our conversation, we talk about cultivating happiness, the importance of natural learning for children, the paradox of the self being one with the universe, traditional Japanese building techniques, and much more. Justin’s is a fascinating story… enjoy!
Useful links from the show:
You can support Justin and the Soto Zen Temple project at tenpyozan.org
If you are interested in Soto Zen Buddhism, check out szba.org
The Institute for Humanistic Education and Parenting, Play Mountain Place
Below are images of the design and construction of the temple:
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