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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Maria-Kannon: A Focal Point for Buddhist Christian Interactions Maria-Kannon: A Focal Point for Buddhist Christian Interactions

by Jason Bartashius
Thomas Merton proclaimed in his essay, “The Woman Clothed with the Sun” that a certain power existed in the fact that we know so little of the Virgin Mary. Merton saw Mary’s non-divinity …

Zen and Hospice Zen and Hospice

By Joe Benenate, DO
Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care
Board Certified in Family Practice
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in the MKZC Zen Journal, Volume 12, Number 1 Winter 2007
At the very beginning of my …

Buddhism in the West: Self Realization or Self Indulgence? Buddhism in the West: Self Realization or Self Indulgence?

by Maria Reis Habito
“I am not religious, but  I`m spiritual”. This is a commonly heard statement, especially among younger people, many of whom are disaffected with organized religion, but seek some form of secular spirituality.  …

Our Undivided Way Our Undivided Way

By Flint Sparks
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in the MKZC Zen Journal, Volume 12, Number 1 Winter 2007
Through the great benevolence of the teachers and sangha of Maria Kannon Zen Center, I was able …

Practicing Zen in Iraq Practicing Zen in Iraq

By Sheila Provencher
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in the MKZC Zen Journal, Volume 12, Number 1 Winter 2007
Between Dec 2003 and Dec 2005, I lived in Baghdad, Iraq and worked with a pacifist human …

A Tale of Two Seekers A Tale of Two Seekers

By Bruce Blackman
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in the MKZC Zen Journal, Volume 12, Number 1 Winter 2007
Rabbi David Rosen lived and taught a century ago in Eastern Europe.  Though the circumstances were humble …