When Jan Chozen Bays noticed purveyors of commercial products appropriating the word “Zen,” she responded with an open letter published in the Fall 2002 Buddhadharma.
Jan Chozen Bays on shikantaza and koan study, Zen’s two primary practices.
Jan Chozen Bays teaches us how to make every meal a celebration of gratitude, enjoyment, and true nourishment.
Prayer is alive and well in Western Zen, says Jan Chozen Bays, even as it challenges us to make sense of what we’re doing.
Jan Chozen Bays on the incessant desires that fuel our confusion and suffering.
Jan Chozen Bays explains how to recognize and tame the critical commentary we replay in our minds.
Jan Chozen Bays’s contribution to the “Joyful Giving” feature, looking at why generosity is the starting place of all the virtues.
Jan Chozen Bays looks to the example of Japan’s first Buddhist in response to the growing popularity of Buddhism in the west.
Jan Chozen Bays ponders the question of evil’s origin, considering the Christian and the Buddhist perspectives on good and evil.