Tutteji Wachtmeister Dai Osho: Mondo. 108 Zen Dialogues

mondocoverMondo. 108 Zen  Dialogues
by Tutteji Wachtmeister Dai Osho
298 pages
Cloth $29.95


Have you ever wondered what life must have been  for practitioners of the Way during the Golden Age of Zen? Have you ever wondered what it must’ve been like to meet Rinzai or Dogen face-to-face? Have you had enough of the bland, watered-down, feel-good, touchy-feely ”Zen” of today? Do you want a Zen Buddhism that really works?

This collection of recorded Mondo, or Zen dialogues, between a contemporary Zen Master and his students will give you the true flavor of genuine Zen as it has been handed down through an authentic lineage for centuries. Tutteji Wachtmeister Dai Osho is living proof that the spirit of Zen is alive and kicking, and that the lamp has been successfully transmitted in an unbroken lineage, beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha and reaching its zenith in the 21st Century.

While being scrupulously faithful to the heritage of traditional Zen, Tutteji Wachtmeister Dai Osho adds his own deep understanding of contemporary needs, demonstrating both his roots in the Absolute and his grasp of relative realities. Mondo. 108 Zen Dialogues consists of recorded encounters between Dai Osho and his students, complete with koans, verses, capping phrases, and Tutteji’s own commentaries to the classical cases. Of particular interest for the advanced Zen student will be the inclusion of a number of koans, based on the writings of Ayn Rand and other modern classics.

Mondo II

Dai Osho:
You have passed the first gate of the ancestors. Now, tell me, what was the spiritual market like before Genpo appeared

Then we had Elvis.      

Dai Osho:
You’ve attained my skin.


Dai Osho:
A great Master wrote the following verse:

Before an investment is made,
the Market is there.
Before you make a million,
The Truth has been expressed.

Now, show me that million without flashing your Master Card.

Do you accept cash?

Dai Osho:
Take off your clothes, and you’ll attain my boner!


Dai Osho:
Who is John Galt?

We are!

Dai Osho:
Idiot! Everyone knows that. Show me John Galt!

Atlas is shrugging.
The Market doesn’t move
The Wheel turns,
Bringing prosperity to all

Dai Osho:
You’ve attained my marrow.


Tutteji Dai Osho as a young monk

Let me state this as strongly as I can: The Zen teachings of Tutteji Wachtmeister Dai Osho is arguably the most important and original contribution to that tradition since the Sixth Patriarch. What  Tutteji is offering is an astonishingly original, profound, and effective path for waking up, or seeing one’s True Nature, faithful to the essence of Zen while perfectly in accordance with the demands of today’s spiritual market.
This book contains the most wonderful and precious words of Awakening available today. May the merit of purchasing this book bless sentient beings everywhere, and may they be filled with gratitude for the gifts Tutteji Dai Osho is bringing to this world. May joy arise in their hearts, dancing wildly in the deepest clarity and abundance of Awakening. May they contribute to the uncontrollably overflowing superabundance of radiance, release, bliss, luminosity, prosperity, celebration, gain and fame that is the birthright of us all.
Ken Dillinger


4 thoughts on “Tutteji Wachtmeister Dai Osho: Mondo. 108 Zen Dialogues

  1. The Pyramid Scheme Koan

    Wallis visited the master Tutteji in Sweden. Tutteji asked: “What do you seek?”
    “A loan,” replied Wallis.
    “You have your own treasure house. Why do you search outside?” Tutteji asked.
    Wallis inquired: “Where is my treasure house?”
    Tutteji winked and answered: “What you are asking is your treasure house.”
    Wallis was enlightened! Ever after he urged his friends: “Become my student. Offer copious dana for ten years. And I will tell you how to find your own treasure house.”


      From the very beginning we belong to the Market
      Like dollars and cents, without money no action, outside us no Market
      How near the truth, yet how far we seek,
      Like an entrepeneur crying, ”I’m poor”,
      Like the son of a rich man wand’ring poor on this earth we’re endlessly
      abused by our governments
      Hounded by taxes and regulations we struggle in serfdom,
      how can we be freed from socialism?
      The gateway to freedom is anarcho-capitalism!
      Beyond exaltation, beyond all our praises, the most profitable teaching.
      Abolishing the state, liberating the Market,
      countless opportunities and wonderful deals,
      all come from capitalism.
      Thus one sound investment extinguishes evil. It purifies karma, dissolving obstructions.
      Then where are the dark paths to lead us astray?
      The Free Market is not far away,
      Hearing this truth, heart humble and grateful.
      To praise and embrace it, attending a workshop, downloading an app,
      brings unending blessings, brings mountains of profit.
      And if we stop thinking and see our true nature, that
      True Market is no-market, our own self is Market we go beyond ego
      and past French theory.
      Then the gate to the oneness of Atman and Market is thrown open.
      Not left nor right, straight ahead runs the Way.
      Our form now being no-form, in stopping and shopping we never leave the Market
      Our thought now being no-thought, our buying and selling are the
      Voice of the Market.
      How vast is the heaven of boundless globalization!
      How bright and transparent the financial flows.
      What is there outside us? What is there we lack?
      The Market is openly shown to our eyes.
      This earth where we stand is fully globalized.
      And this very body, the body of Market.

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