When we know something intimately, taught Dogen, it ceases to exist and so do we. John Daido Loori Roshi examines this teaching.
I’ve started going on monthly hikes with the Point Reyes Tracking Club out at Abbott’s Lagoon, a beautiful seashore sanctuary north of San Francisco.
Oak and maple, palm and pine—trees are our closest neighbors and most patient teachers. Henry Shukman on the common roots of people and trees.
With just seventeen syllables, the essence of haiku is what isn’t said. Mary Rose O’Reilley on reciting Basho to the Northern forest.
According to a recent study, the snow leopard seems to have a natural ally and protector: Tibetan Buddhist monks.
Andrea Miller talks with celebrated environmental and animal activist Jane Goodall, about the compassion that exists in our natural world.
In the Mojave Desert, J. Jason Graff reflects on silence, time, and slowing down in our modern age through mindfulness.
Rick Bass showed Scott the best places, the secret places, of Montana’s remote Yaak Valley. Together, they fought to protect the wilderness.
It’s healing and comfort, heritage and home. Best-selling author Diane Ackerman defines nature for a wonderful world in the future.
David Rynick, Zen abbot, has written a new book called “This Truth Never Fails: A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons.” We present an excerpt here.