Lin Jensen recounts his experience with the ancient Zen practice of wall sitting: what is it about a wall that helps penetrate consciousness?
Zen teacher Norman Fischer proposes a two-week trial run to get your meditation practice started and looks at how to deal with some of the obstacles you may encounter.
The practice of koan study isn’t so different from teaching math, says high school teacher Pat Higgiston.
It takes training to realize we’re all responsible for the continuation of the dharma, says Cristina Moon.
Three teachings on meditation passed on from Maezumi Roshi to Karen Maezen Miller.
From the beginning, Norman Fischer never had much use for Zen teachers—and he still doesn’t. But after years of being one himself, he has a fuller appreciation of the role a teacher plays.
As a Zen priest and a neurosurgeon, Dr. Patrick Codd investigates the truth of suffering on a daily basis.
We are all one and the same. This is the experience of Zen. So teaches Shodo Harada Roshi in his book of original calligraphies.
“The essence of our practice can be described as transforming suffering into happiness,” says Thich Nhat Hanh.
Grace Schireson on the life, art, and poetics of the Zen nun Otagaki Rengetsu, a woman “humbled by life’s blows as well as its beauty.”