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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Dogs and Cats Know it, Zen Students Do Not! Dogs and Cats Know it, Zen Students Do Not!

By Lee Ann Nail
I am amazed that if you ask someone about their dog or cat their hearts and minds open instantly. It’s like saying ‘Open Sesame!’ It can be anybody, Zen student or not. …

Honoring Teachers Past and Present Honoring Teachers Past and Present

By Ed Brickell
In my earliest days of running, when I was chosen for my elementary school’s relay team, I was guided by our coach—a haunted-looking history and gym teacher with small, sad eyes like brown …

The Zen Oxherding Pictures: Overview The Zen Oxherding Pictures: Overview

by Ruben Habito
Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of articles on The Ten Ox-Herding Pictures. Oxherding pictures by Jim Crump. View all the available articles of the series here.
“The Ten Oxherding Pictures” is …