James Ishmael Ford on the toughest call a pet lover will have to make.
James Ishmael Ford finds that an ancient Zen story’s wisdom speaks quite well to our confusion around questions of identity, sexuality, and gender.
A peaceful mind begins, says James Ishmael Ford, when you sit down, shut up, and pay attention.
Zen teacher and Unitarian Universalist minister James Ishmael Ford offers a commentary about how we got to Charlottesville and where we go from here.
It’s your special day. Why not bring dharma to the proceedings? James Ishmael Ford shares tips on how to do it — without weirding anyone out.
As Rochester Zen Center celebrates its 50th anniversary, Zen teacher James Ishmael Ford reflects on its unique importance.
An excerpt from James Ismael Ford’s new book If You’re Lucky, Your Heart Will Break: Field Notes from a Zen Life.
All enlightened qualities start with a peaceful mind, one that is stable, open, and awake. It all begins, says James Ishmael Ford, with the simple practice of sitting down, shutting up, and paying attention. Perhaps you’re stressed. No doubt this is the age of stress. Fortunately, there are many things you can do about it. […]
In this adaptation from his book, James Ishmael Ford concisely places the life and work of the late Charlotte Joko Beck into context.
James Ford, Roshi, posts a series of letters written by Zen teachers in response to Eido Roshi’s refusal to resign after his transgressions.