Zen priest and hospital chaplain Tenku Ruff shares an intimate bond of uncertainty with Covid patients. She knows what they’re going through — because she’d had it herself. Dizang asked Fayan, “Where are you going?” Fayan said, “Around on pilgrimage.” Dizang said, “What is the purpose of pilgrimage?” Fayan said, “I don’t know.” Dizang said, […]
Zen Buddhist priest Tenku Ruff She reflects on her experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine — both the joy and grief.
Tenku Ruff, a Zen priest, answers the question about finding the balance between trying too hard and not trying hard enough.
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.
Tenku Ruff on what to do when you discover a teacher is all too human.
In the November 2018 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine, 14 Buddhist teachers answer the most frequently asked questions about challenges on the spiritual path. Here, Tenku Ruff examines finding the balance between trying too hard and too little in meditation practice.
Konjin Gaelyn Godwin Roshi has been appointed the director of the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center — the first Westerner and first woman to hold the role. Tenku Ruff explains the importance of the appointment.
Gen X teachers from across traditions are transforming the vision and landscape of American Buddhism.