Oryoki is the meditative way of eating practiced in Zen monasteries. Gesshin Claire Greenwood on how to bring the spirit of oryoki into our home kitchens — and feel more deeply nourished.
There is only one moment for you to be alive, and that is the present moment. Go back to the present moment and live this moment deeply, and you’ll be free.
Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Jyoshin Clay, and Kwan Haeng Sunim discuss the Zen concept of “don’t know mind.”
How do we make offerings to Buddha? First we find Buddha everywhere, says Kokyo Henkel — and then we offer everything.
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi‘s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, we present two teachings from the book, alongside testimonials from Buddhist teachers.
In the wake of 9/11, Norman Fischer wrote this essay about bearing witness to tragedy. His message remains relevant in all times of trouble.
Hilary Smith isn’t keen about Zen, but she does need company. Isolation and depression are the wolves at the door of her mountain cabin.
“Only when we awaken to our own light can we be fully present to another person’s inner light and life,” says Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat. “Only then can we respond fully, with nothing in the way.”
Falling in love is easy, but staying in love takes work. Thich Nhat Hanh offers advice for cultivating a relationship that’s loving and strong.
Mystics and poets aren’t the only people who experience the transcendent. Andy Cooper on sports beyond conventional mind.