When we place offerings on the altar for teachers long past, do we understand what we are doing, or why? Zenju Earthlyn Manuel looks into the depths of that encounter between past and present.
When Zenju Earthlyn Manuel was assigned to clean the Zen temple, she felt generations of oppression rise in her. Conversing with her ancestors about what this work really meant helped her see how it could be healing.
In this commentary from the Summer 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, Justin von Bujdoss reflects on changing the way we think about lineage.
As she receives ordination into the Soto Zen school of Buddhism, angel Kyodo williams reflects on her path to acceptance within this lineage.
“When you spend a week immersing yourself in lineage,” says Lewis Richmond, “It becomes deeper than an idea.”
Rory Lindsay on the history of The Sakya Trizin lineage in Tibetan Buddhism, in anticipation of the 41st Sakya Trizin’s upcoming tour.
Rita Gross explains why it is important for our practice to understand the history of Buddhist movements.
Inspiration, innovation, institution—Reginald A. Ray looks at the different manifestations of lineage and how they maintain their awakened quality.