Kobun Chino Roshi explains the meaning of gassho, a hand gesture that is often accompanied with a bow.
Penetrate the true meaning of the Heart Sutra, says Karl Brunnhölzl, and nothing will be the same again. The secret is making it personal.
In 1952 composer John Cage shook the music world with his most radical composition to date: 4’33”, known unofficially as “the silent piece.” Kay Larson explores its Zen-inspired lessons in her new book, Where the Heart Beats.
Danny Fisher reflects on how important learning scriptural languages like Pali has been for engaging his Buddhist practice.
Kobun Chino came to America in 1967 at the request of Suzuki Roshi and spent the next thirty-five years helping spread the dharma in the West.
All he wanted was an egg. Instead Sam Guthrie got a close-up look at his compulsive need for order.
“When you spend a week immersing yourself in lineage,” says Lewis Richmond, “It becomes deeper than an idea.”
The Teachers answer the question: “how do I stop meditation from making me feel alienated?”
Ralph Steele asks us to consider what a racially and culturally diverse American Buddhist community would be like.
Annabella Pitkin review “Buddhism In the Modern World”, edited by David L. McMahan.