Dosho Port, author of Keep Me in Your Heart a While: The Haunting Zen of Dainin Katagiri, has been profiled in Minnesota’s Vadnais Height Press. It’s a charming piece — as would be fitting for so charming a personage as Dosho. A sample:
One of Dosho Michael Port’s Minneapolis public school students used to ask him why he had a shaved head.
Instead of dodging the question, Port always replied, “I’m a Buddhist priest.” And the student would always say, “Yeah right.”
But after Port’s true identity spread throughout the school, the student became a believer. Now, Port’s students think it’s cool to have a Buddhist priest as a teacher because of the popular media connection between martial arts and Buddhism.
“A co-worker started a rumor that I was a black belt,” he laughed. “The rumor continued on, even though I’m not one at all.”
He might not be a black belt, but Dosho certainly is well-trained as a Dharma teacher, having put in many years and, as recounted in Keep Me in Your Heart A While, having studied with Katagiri Roshi. Learn more and order your copy here.
And to read the whole profile, just click here.
Also, Dosho Port will be in Chicago giving two talks this weekend.