Prayer is alive and well in Western Zen, says Jan Chozen Bays, even as it challenges us to make sense of what we’re doing.
In 2011, I started to ask about my sangha’s ordinariness. What do we look like meditating in our apartments, or sitting on a couch?
Photographer A. Jesse Jiryu Davis is committed to generating strength in himself, and representing and helping those in need.
With Brooklyn Zen’s 12-Step Sangha, Luke Holland, brings together people with addictions of all kinds, to find support in Buddhism and the 12 steps.
As A. Jesse Jiryu Davis meditates on the anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he finds a tender connection to the young man who said goodbye to everything.
Rod Meade Sperry takes us to Brooklyn Zen Center, a model of urban dharma and love in action.
In “Steve Jobs” Aaron Sorkin portrays the late Apple founder as a ruthless perfectionist and skips the Zen connection.
Dearest Sangha Members,
This Thanksgiving week and holiday season are a time of remembrance. It is a time to consider both the blessings of our lives and one of reflection.
Whether buying products on the Internet or Skyping with our students and teachers, we instantly recognize our interdependence, and yet how about when we walk outside our door?