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.
The lifetime teaching of Dogen can be found in one phrase: Genjo koan, says Nishiari Bokusan, the late head of the Soto school.
In honor of the late John Daido Loori, Roshi, we offer a dharma discourse he gave on the profound meaning of art and creativity.
Diane Ackerman, best-selling author of A Natural History of the Senses, offers a series of meditations on dawn and decay, koans and creation.
Shozan Jack Haubner is funny, willing to be outrageous, but also tender and meaningful. See for yourself as Shozan takes on abortion.