Tenku Ruff

Tenku Ruff

Tenku Ruff, Osho, is a Soto Zen priest who trained in Japan. She is a professional chaplain living in New York and holds a Master of Divinity from Maitripa College.

Recent Articles

Yoga practitioner in upside down meditation posture.

Am I trying too hard in meditation?

Tenku Ruff examines finding the balance between trying too hard and too little in meditation practice.

How Can the Dharma Help Us Work Through Grief?

Breeshia Wade, Tenku Ruff, Damchö Diana Finnegan share how the dharma can help us work through grief.

Getting Vaccinated, Reliving My Grief

Zen Buddhist priest Tenku Ruff She reflects on her experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine — both the joy and grief.

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.

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.

When Teachers Don’t Practice What They Preach

Tenku Ruff on what to do when you discover a teacher is all too human.