John Tarrant demystifies Zen koan practice. Yes, it’s paradoxical, poetic, and totally personal. And so is life.
Jules Shuzen Harris teaches Zazen, the meditation practice at the heart of Zen Buddhism.
In Buddhism, compassion is embodied in the bodhisattva Kuan Yin, who is said to manifest wherever beings need help.
Shozan Jack Haubner presents a prayer for the chaotic awakening of nature that is spring.
As a dharma teacher, says Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, she’s told she shouldn’t feel or express rage, but she disagrees.
Peace will only become a reality when world leaders come to negotiations with the ability to hear the suffering at the root of all conflicts.
Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax describes five “edge states” where courage meets fear and freedom meets suffering.
It’s a three-week “practice period” at the Zen Center. Sure, it sounds tough — but in the end, it’s all love.
The practice of mindful walking, says Thich Nhat Hanh, is a profound and pleasurable way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth.
Emptiness is not something to be afraid of, says Thich Nhat Hanh. The Heart Sutra teaches us that form may be empty of self but it’s full of everything else.