To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi‘s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, we present two teachings from the book, alongside testimonials from Buddhist teachers.
In the wake of 9/11, Norman Fischer wrote this essay about bearing witness to tragedy. His message remains relevant in all times of trouble.
Hilary Smith isn’t keen about Zen, but she does need company. Isolation and depression are the wolves at the door of her mountain cabin.
“Only when we awaken to our own light can we be fully present to another person’s inner light and life,” says Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat. “Only then can we respond fully, with nothing in the way.”
Falling in love is easy, but staying in love takes work. Thich Nhat Hanh offers advice for cultivating a relationship that’s loving and strong.
Mystics and poets aren’t the only people who experience the transcendent. Andy Cooper on sports beyond conventional mind.
A talk by Dainin Katagiri Roshi about the Buddhist idea of emptiness — and, an unusual sport.
If we don’t embrace the often-paradoxical complexity of societal ills, the actions we take to solve them will be merely “Band-Aids.” Kritee on getting to the root of a problem.
A meditation teaching from Thich Nhat Hanh on love.
Thich Nhat Hanh is able to boil mindfulness practices down to their absolute, universal basics, as these sample teachings make clear.