Zen teacher Norman Fischer takes you through the principles and practices of the major schools of Zen. Includes specially selected articles for further reading.
Roshi Joan Halifax reflects on the idea of “wise hope” and why we should open ourselves to it.
Bernie Glassman broke open our idea of what Buddhism could be. He fed the hungry, cared for the sick, and bore witness to the world’s pain.
Eric G. Wilson explains how we can see the strangeness in reality, and how examining the “weird” can help us understand the essence of life.
Koun Franz contemplates how caring for ourselves is caring for all.
Working with difficult emotions is a lifelong practice. Three Buddhist teachers open up about their own struggles.
Oak and maple, palm and pine—trees are our closest neighbors and most patient teachers. Henry Shukman on the common roots of people and trees.
Sherri Posey is a Buddhist hospital chaplain and professional watchmaker. She reflects on how time’s fleeting nature connects everyone.
When we recite the names of historical teachers and remember their stories, we find role models for our lives and practice. Bhikshuni Heng Yi on five inspiring Chan ancestors.
The fruit of Chan practice is discovering the freshness of each moment. Guo Gu on silent illumination, gong’an, and engaging with the world.