Norman Fischer looks at the koan “Dasui’s Aeonic Fire” and takes on the end of the world. It’s happening right now, he says, but probably not in the way that you think.
Jan Chozen Bays on shikantaza and koan study, Zen’s two primary practices.
Authentic practice is always available to us, but it doesn’t come cheap. Konrad Ryushin Marchaj reminds us what’s really at stake.
An excerpt from The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-five Centuries of Awakened Women, an engaging anthology of Zen koans and commentaries.
Here is the gate through which the buddhas come into the world, born of women, born of wisdom. Judith Simmer-Brown comments on this koan.
Ever notice how quickly you form opinions about the world around you? Next time stop and take a closer look, suggests Geoffrey Shugen Arnold.
Leanora McClellan’s grandma handed down many skills and four crazy cups that have no price.
We’re pleased to present another one of Leanora McLellan’s Zen stories, “Time to Die.”
All he wanted was an egg. Instead Sam Guthrie got a close-up look at his compulsive need for order.
Dogen’s seminal teaching, The Genjo Koan, translated by Robert Aitken and Kazuaki Tanahashi.