Zen teacher Norman Fischer takes you through the principles and practices of the major schools of Zen. Includes specially selected articles for further reading.
How do we as Buddhists meet the challenges of our time? Joan Sutherland says an answer lies in the teachings of two great Chan masters.
It’s natural to assume that practice comes first, and realization after, but Dogen, the founder of Soto Zen in Japan, said otherwise. Shinshu Roberts explains. The title of Uji, translated as “Being–Time,” essentially contains the totality of the text. Unpacking the meaning of this hyphenated word opens a vast interconnecting vista of practice. The two […]
In the practice of shikantaza, or “just sitting,” says Josh Bartok, there’s a lot more going on than one might think.
Stephen Batchelor poses the classical Zen question, “What is this?” The answer, he says, is right in front of us.
Guo Gu, a longtime student of the late Master Sheng Yen, presents an experiential look at the Chan practice of silent illumination.
If you can know yourself as the unity of past, present, and future, says Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, then you see you’re right where you ought to be.
Nagarjuna’s four propositions tell us that something may be what it is or it may not; it may be neither or it may be both. This is Zen math.