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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Discover Your Hidden Treasure Discover Your Hidden Treasure

One of my favorite Zen kōans is about a monk named Qingshui (pronounced Seizei in Japanese), who asks his teacher, Caoshan, “Master, I am alone and poor. Help me to become prosperous.” Caoshan responds, addressing …

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 …

The Three Refuges: Part I, The Buddha The Three Refuges: Part I, The Buddha

by Ruben Habito
Editor’s Note: This is the first out of three articles on The Three Refuges. Read the Dharma Refuge (part two) and Sangha Refuge (part three) here.
Buddham saranam gacchami
Dhammam saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami
Part I–The …

The Three Refuges: Part II, The Dharma The Three Refuges: Part II, The Dharma

by Ruben Habito
Editor’s Note: This is the second out of three articles on The Three Refuges. Read the Buddha Refuge (part one) and Sangha Refuge (part three).
Buddham saranam gacchami
Dhammam saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami
Part II—The Dharma …

The Three Refuges: Part III, The Sangha The Three Refuges: Part III, The Sangha

by Ruben Habito
Editor’s Note: This is the second out of three articles on The Three Refuges. Read the Buddha Refuge (part one) and Dharma Refuge (part two).

Buddham saranam gacchami
Dhammam saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami
Part III—The Sangha …

Oxherding Picture 1: Launching the Search Oxherding Picture 1: Launching the Search

by Ruben Habito
Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of articles on The Ten Ox-Herding Pictures. View all the available articles of the series here.
We have started a series addressing The Ten Oxherding …