Does your meditation make your comfort zone more comfortable? Or less? Which do you prefer? […]
“This is a beautiful garden. I’d like to have one just like it. How do you make a garden like this?” “Twenty years hard work.” “Never mind,” said Nasrudin. […]
Ink scroll by Nagasawa ROSETSU (Japan, 1754-1799)
The world is assailed by death And smothered by old age; Pierced with the arrow of craving And always obscured by desires.
The world is assailed by death And besieged by old age; Eternally beaten, with no relief, Like a thief beneath the rod.
Old age, illness […]
“All you have to do is decide that wherever you are is the best place there is. Once you start comparing one place to another, there’s no end to it.” — Sodo Yokoyama
The late Zen teacher Sodo Yokoyama gave a clear summary of his teaching in a letter to a friend in 1977. This […]
When Te Shan left northern China on foot heading south, determined to destroy what he had heard as the teaching of a special transmission outside of doctrine, he was a dedicated Buddhist scholar thoroughly attached to formal learning.
One day close to the end of his southern journey he met an Old Woman selling refreshments […]