John’s Teachings

About Kusen

We collect kusen from our teacher John Fraser. Kusen 口宣 means a teaching spoken from the mouth, some kusen are Koan commentary, or about Poetry or Sitting Instructions, the rest are numbered as general Kusen. These are spoken by John towards the end of a zazen sitting, and elsewhere. The versions here have been edited and expanded for clarity. Many kusen have related videos on the Latest page.

Below are John’s kusen organaised by topic. Please have a browse through and enjoy.