I recently had a great time chatting with Greg Soden about pre-monastery life, years of Zen training, and what comes after an American leaves a Japanese monastery. Please follow the above link. Enjoy and please share it if it is helpful or interesting.
Minutes 43-47 are sketchy (Greg’s internet cable was eaten through by a squirrel, which the technician discovered the day after this was recorded) so if you need to skip ahead, it gets clear again at 47:30! But don’t skip! Ha!
Here is the Video Greg is referring to throughout the Episod