The Practice of Zen

Zen can offer something very simple, very direct and readily accessible to anyone seeking inner peace, seeking healing in some form, or seeking answers to questions such as ‘Who am I?’ ‘How can I find meaning in my life?’ ‘How can I live in a most authentic way?’

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What I’m Reading Now What I’m Reading Now

Buddha Volume 1-Kapilavastu by Osamu Tezuka
Last November of 2010, arriving early on the final night of MKZC’s Tuesday night sit at the Crow Collection, Joni and I wandered upstairs to the sitting/reading room that’s above …

Near Death: Portal to Dimensions of Life Near Death: Portal to Dimensions of Life

By Lucille Enix
Twenty-five years ago, I fell into a dimension of life I had no concept existed. The event started with a blinding pain in my abdomen. They wheeled me into surgery, and from there …

MKZC Teachers MKZC Teachers

Taken at the 2011 Rohatsu Sesshin in December 2011. Pictured from left to right: Joe Benenate, Lee Ann Nail, Helen Cortes, Ruben L.F. Habito, Maria Reis-Habito, and Valerie Forstman (Photographer: Paul Welch)

Tribute to Great Dragon, Robert Aitken Roshi, 1917-2010, Maria Kannon Zen Center Tribute to Great Dragon, Robert Aitken Roshi, 1917-2010, Maria Kannon Zen Center

Please click the audio link to listen to the tribute to Robert Aitken Roshi, presented by Ruben Habito and the members of the MKZC.

Commemorating Robert Aitken Roshi Commemorating Robert Aitken Roshi

Dear Friends,
As some of you may already know, Robert Aitken Roshi,  widely known and respected Zen Master and founder of the Diamond Sangha lineage, and revered elder dharma brother to me, died recently at the …