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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general discussion on zen by sangha members

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Ruben Habito’s articles


poetry and contributions by sangha members


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Poetry Scroll 2 Poetry Scroll 2

Short Breaths
Mountain trail–breath
Going up, going down
Deep lake below.
Tear down the fences,
leave the gates.
I cut the grass–
Green smells
Nightfall Stars
A child
Rock on the ground
Moon in the cosmos–
Breathe this.
The unreturned call–
Silent gaze
Two crossed paws.
May the
Big Buddha
Moon & Sun
Rise …

Poetry Scroll I Poetry Scroll I

When I am There,
I’d rather be Somewhere…

The Fundamentals and Fruits of Zen Practice

Helen Cortes narrates The Fundamentals of Zen Practice:

Ruben Habito describes the Fruits of Zen Practice: