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Not Trying Hard Enough?

Tenku Ruff, a Zen priest, answers the question about finding the balance between trying too hard and not trying hard enough.

Small girl crying while border guards search her mother.

Now is the Time to Find Our Compassion

Lion's Roar deputy editor speaks with Zen teacher Tenku Ruff about a collective statement that she helped author — signed by 200 Buddhist teachers — calling for an end to the US government's practice of separating migrant children from their parents.

Inside the Fall 2020 Buddhadharma magazine

The Fall 2020 issue of Buddhadharma features in-depth teachings for cultivating your Buddhist practice and manifesting those teachings in everyday life.

No One Wakes Up Until We All Wake Up

Buddhist practice is not meant to be comfortable, says Tenku Ruff. We have to keep pushing our edges — and that includes waking up to the reality of deeply rooted white superiority.