Zen master Dogen wrote that someone working to benefit others should maintain three minds: magnanimous mind, parental mind, and joyful mind.
We review “The Most Important Point: Zen Teachings of Edward Espe Brown” edited by Danny S. Parker.
In The Art of Simple Living, Shunmyo Masuno offers pithy tips on how to increase our feelings of well-being by making some seemingly small changes in how we approach life.
Greg Snyder on how to reclaim the grace and humanity that our access to guns has led us to squander.
Jules Shuzen Harris teaches Zazen, the meditation practice at the heart of Zen Buddhism.
In Japan, Jizo Bodhisattva is the “guardian of children who have died.” Zen priest and grief counselor Dojin Sarah Emerson recalls how the Jizo Ceremony helped after the death of her daughter.
Konjin Gaelyn Godwin Roshi has been appointed the director of the Soto Zen Buddhism International Center — the first Westerner and first woman to hold the role. Tenku Ruff explains the importance of the appointment.
“The SZBA conference we just completed represents a deep and significant shift in North American Soto Zen Buddhism,” writes SZBA board president Tenku Ruff.
Jan Chozen Bays on shikantaza and koan study, Zen’s two primary practices.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer takes you through the principles and practices of the major schools of Zen. Includes specially selected articles for further reading.