My first seven-day sesshin was held at Jiddu Krishnamurti's place in Ojai, California, in 1968. It was the first of three sesshins held there. At this time, I had been sitting for a couple of years. It is my good fortune to have sat with some remarkable people.

I never met Krishnamurti although I did see him walking around the grounds a couple of times. Ray Jordan, then a teacher of Religious Studies at San Diego State College, told me that he once took Soen Roshi to hear a talk by Krishnamurti, after which Soen remarked: "He gets his from the same place we get ours!"

1968 Sesshin, Ojai, California
Front: Hakuun Yasutani Roshi; from left: Taizan Maezumi Roshi (then, Sensei), Ryoju Yasutani (son of Hakuun), Soen Nakagawa Roshi, Eido Shimano Roshi (then Tai-san)

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