Tenshin Reb Anderson

Tenshin Reb Anderson is a senior dharma teacher in the Soto Zen tradition of Shunryu Suzuki at the San Francisco and Green Gulch Farm Zen Centers.

Recent Articles

Running into Joy

Sometimes sitting with her sadness becomes too difficult. But Vanessa Zuisei Goddard has learned she can run with it—and through it.

The Vastness of a Robe

Falling into bits and pieces, the robe — like everything else — becomes the universe. A teaching by Tenshin Reb Anderson.

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Cesa, calma, cambia: Tres pasos para hacer lo que ayuda

La maestra de Zen, Vanessa Zuisei Goddard, nos comparte una simple práctica de tres pasos para cesar, calmar y cambiar cuando enfrentamos el sufrimiento.

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Stop, Soothe, Shift: A 3-Step Practice to Do What Helps

Zen teacher Vanessa Zuisei Goddard shares her simple three-step practice to stop, soothe, and shift in the face of suffering.

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The World Between Breaths

Vanessa Zuisei Goddard on the famous Zen koan “Mu,” and how it helps us dive into buddhanature.

Weather Any Storm

Meditate with your children with Weather Any Storm author, Vanessa Zuisei Goddard

An excerpt Vanessa Zuisei Goddard's new book, Weather Any Storm — as reviewed in the Fall 2023 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide

The Four Immeasurables Leave Nothing Untouched

If you don’t want your happiness to impede that of someone else, says Vanessa Zuisei Goddard, practice the four immeasurables.

Nothing to Fix, Nowhere to Go

What reveals itself when you do nothing at all? Vanessa Zuisei Goddard on the practice of “just sitting.”

Shelter in the Three Treasures

Vanessa Zuisei Goddard shares how taking refuge in the three treasures of buddha, dharma, and sangha allows us to practice not in spite of trying circumstances, but with them.

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Why the Wheel Turns Three Times

A buddha is someone who sees the way things really are. When we see the way things really are, we see that we are all interdependent.

Not by Ourselves

Shikantaza demands our full self-expression, says Tenshin Reb Anderson, and this can only be realized when we meet intimately with others.