We are all one and the same. This is the experience of Zen. So teaches Shodo Harada Roshi in his book of original calligraphies.
Won Buddhism teaches that we can develop a sense of gratitude for everything — good and bad — by studying the interconnected nature of life. This is the teaching of the Fourfold Grace.
Grace Schireson on the life, art, and poetics of the Zen nun Otagaki Rengetsu, a woman “humbled by life’s blows as well as its beauty.”
Change isn’t just a fact of life we have to accept and work with, says Norman Fischer.
In Nichiren Shu Buddhism, the gohonzon is a calligraphic scroll that can guide Buddhist practitioners toward enlightenment.
Thich Nhat Hanh answers a retreatant’s question on what to do in the face of suffering. “Anything you do for yourself, you do for the world.”
“I just want people to be liberated.” John DeMont on the radical Buddhism of Rev. angel Kyodo williams.
Relaxing the mind is a big goal of Buddhist practice, but to do that you need to relax your body as well. Sister Chan Khong teaches us a three-step practice to access a deep restfulness that rivals sleep.
Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax describes five “edge states” where courage meets fear and freedom meets suffering.
All that we are and experience is mind, explains Zen teacher Norman Fischer. That mind is original enlightenment itself. From the March 2019 issue of Lion’s Roar.