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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An Alternative to Patriarchy? An Alternative to Patriarchy?

Women’s Search for Non-Christian
Religious Routes
by Sara Webb
In this century, there has been a growth of Eastern religions in this country. Although Taoism and Hinduism have found adherents, the greatest growth can be found among the …

Joriki Joriki

by Valerie Pettys
There is a phrase in the Heart Sutra that particularly affects me and urges me on in my practice each time we chant: “No hindrance of mind; no hindrance, therefore no fear.” The …

The Grail Legend Part 2: Finding the True Grail The Grail Legend Part 2:  Finding the True Grail

The Grail Legend Part 2:  Finding the True Grail
By Allan D. Vreeland, Ph.D.
Dedicated to Lucille Enix
Editor’s Note: This is Part I of a two-part series. Read The Grail Legend Part 1:  Seeking the True Grail …

The Grail Legend Part 1: Seeking the True Grail The Grail Legend Part 1:  Seeking the True Grail

The Grail Legend Part 1:  Seeking the True Grail
By Allan D. Vreeland, Ph.D.
Dedicated to Lucille Enix
Editor’s Note: This is Part I of a two-part series. Read The Grail Legend Part 2:  Finding the True Grail …

Zen Practice and Music Zen Practice and Music

by Valerie Pettys
Recently, I gave a short talk, at Ruben’s request, on the relationship of Zen practice to music. Two koans came to mind, both from Dogen’s Fukan Zazengi (General Recommendation of Zazen) that have …

Letting Go Letting Go

by Helen Cortes
When there is a void in one’s life, we always speak of an emptiness, a missing link, a permanent abyss. My father passed away four months ago and his death did not come …