Jules Shuzen Harris

Jules Shuzen Harris

A psychotherapist and Soto Zen priest, Jules Shuzen Harris is the founder of the Soji Zen Center in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.

Recent Articles

Should I Try to Stop Thinking?

Good luck with that. What you can do, says Jules Shuzen Harris, is change your relationship with your thoughts.

How to Practice Bearing Witness

A three-step practice to connect with and serve those who are suffering.

How to do Zazen Zen Meditation Practice Tomi Um Shambhala Sun Meditation Jules Shuzen Harris Soto Instructions

How to Practice Zazen Meditation

Jules Shuzen Harris teaches Zazen, the meditation practice at the heart of Zen Buddhism.

When We Give It All to Buddha

How do we make offerings to Buddha? First we find Buddha everywhere, says Kokyo Henkel — and then we offer everything.

Person stepping forward.

How Do You Step Forward?

Jules Shuzen Harris asks: in the infinity of suchness, how do you achieve spiritual progress?

The False Comfort of the Familiar

Being with people like us feels comfortable and secure—and it’s a big reason why communities aren’t more diverse, says Zen teacher Jules Shuzen Harris.