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“We Need a Revolution of Compassion”
Buddha was born as his mother leaned against a tree for support. He attained enlightenment seated beneath a tree, and passed away as trees stood witness overhead. Therefore, were Buddha to return to our world, he would certainly be connected to the c
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Fall In Love With The Earth
At this very moment, the earth is above you, below you, all around you, and even inside you. The earth is everywhere. You may be used to thinking of the earth as only the ground beneath your feet. But the water, the sea, the sky, and everything aroun
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The Zen of PETER COYOTE
PETER COYOTE DOESN’T READ the scripts in advance. He has narrated eight of Ken Burns’ famously epic documentaries, including The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, The Vietnam War, and Country Music. This adds up to dozens of hours of words to impart.
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On The Trail Of Birth And Death
As I hike in Berkeley’s Tilden Park with my friend Lucy, I am reciting a Buddhist verse to myself, its singsong melody following the crunch of our hiking boots and the tap-tap-tap-tap of our walking poles. All things are impermanent.They arise and th
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In 1970 (and every year since!) Shunryu Suzuki Roshi's book Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind introduced thousands of Americans to the practice and teachings of Zen Buddhism. In celebration of this landmark anniversary, we've joined with San Francisco Zen Ce
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THE SONE IN Your Heart
YOU’RE DEAD! IS A BOLD, compositionally complex album that could be described as a personal reflection on the Bardo Thodol, known in the West as The Tibetan Book of the Dead. This 2014 album by Flying Lotus (born Steven Ellison) serves as a musical g
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Path Of Fierce Questioning
WE cannot capture a living tradition in words and ideas. How could we? To know it you must enter it. Like life. But we humans are storytellers, artists in time and space. We create worlds with our words and then enter them, often forgetting the sharp
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LEAD WITH LOVE & WISDOM
GREAT CRISES DEMAND profound change. That kind of change comes only from deep in our hearts and minds, from love and wisdom. Which means the profound change these times require, in each of us and in human society, must come through spirituality. It’s
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Words Of Zen
ZEN: The Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese character for Chan, which is in turn a transliteration of the Sanskrit word dhyana, meaning “meditation.” ZAZEN: Literally “seated meditation”; a broad term encompassing Zen meditative practices from koa
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A Tale Of Two Crises
I REMEMBER WHEN the pandemic was a novel event, the thing that was happening. My partner and I would urgently flutter around the house. We stocked up on Tylenol, checked our temperatures, traded rumors with the neighbors, and drove across town in sea
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Just Sitting
SHIKANTAZA is meditation practice without meditation techniques. Shikan means “just,” “simply,” “solely,” or “single-mindedly.” Taza means “sitting.” So shikantaza is often translated as “just sitting”—and nothing else. There is no contemplation, for
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White People, It’s Time To Look In The Mirror
I AM A CRONE and was around the last time Black people were feared, and thus brought into white awareness. At times like these, white people, and white institutions, reach out to Black people they barely know or have forgotten about over time. As a c
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Koans
KOANS are a strange class of enlightening stories, encounters, questions, images, and even single words small enough to carry in the pocket of your mind or heart. Just as every particle of holographic light contains the image projected by the entire
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How To Become A Bodhisattva
WHEN HE WAS ASKED recently what will happen after he dies, the Dalai Lama shrugged and said he didn’t know. But he prayed he’d be reborn wherever there is the most suffering. As I sat with this remarkable statement, it occurred to me that this is the
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ZEN IN THE KITCHEN (And Everywhere Else)
TO say that Zen is an “embodied practice“is to say that Zen can’t be found in words on the page, or in the mind that creates the ideas behind those words. But we have to start somewhere, and words are what we have. When I study the talks in Zen Mind,
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Which Is The Most Difficult Precept To Keep?
The most difficult for me is the precept to refrain from killing. There’s a gatha I love so much by Thich Nhat Hanh: “Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all be
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A Brief History Of Zen’s Brief History In The United States
THE abridged story of Zen in U.S. can be told in two chapters. Chapter 1 focuses on a handful of pioneers who built the foundations of Zen in the West today. In chapter 2, Zen enjoys a boom in growth and some serious stumbles. ZEN came to the West be
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You Are Not Your Job
THIS YEAR WE HAVE ALL learned the lesson of impermanence. The plans we thought we were making, the lives we thought we were living—2020 has taught us just how illusory they were. For many of us, jobs and careers have proven to be the most impermanent
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Arts Of Zen
Calligraphy by Hakuin. Above the character “Virtue” it reads: “If you pile up money for your children and grandchildren, they won’t be able to hold onto it. If you pile up books for your children and grandchildren, they won’t read any of them. No, th
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How Can I Get My Teenager To Meditate?
AS AN ADOLESCENT MEDICINE pediatrician, one of the most rewarding parts of my job is the privilege of sharing the joy of mindfulness with adolescents. Adolescence is a wonderful time of life, filled with new growth and experiences, and the opportunit
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Buddhist Directory
5059 Newport Ave, Suite 303, San Diego, CA 92107. (619) 797-5483, www.dharmacenter.com • Dharma Center of Trikaya Buddhism in San Diego exists to share the teachings of meditation and mindfulness and to assist in the Awakening of those who wish to fr
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True Liberation
WHAT DOES A TRULY representative American Buddhism look like? What can we learn from listening to Black voices, and other people of color, in the Buddhist community? What do Buddhist teachings have to offer those struggling with injustice and inequal
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Just So
From Moments of Joy: The Poetry of Sister Jina, Chan Dieu Nghiem. © 2020, with permission from Parallax. ■
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Shinzen Young
I SOMETIMES SAY: “I’m a Jewish-American Buddhist teacher who got turned on to comparative mysticism by an Irish-Catholic priest and who has developed a Burmese-Japanese fusion practice inspired by the spirit of quantified science.” I was born in 1944
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“The Earth’s Future Is Our Future”
Franz Alt: Your Holiness, dear friend, fifteen years ago you said to me in an interview: “The twenty-first century could become the happiest and most peaceful one in human history. I hope so for the youth.” Do you still cherish that hope? His Holines
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Big Love
This book reminds me of the early times… Somehow this book really connects the early 1970’s and the 21st century, and shows us how, due to this dedication and devotion to the spiritual path, to the lineage, to Lama Yeshe and to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, on
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The Progressive Buddha
In the Indian context of his time, the Buddha was quite radical. Rejecting Indian caste hierarchies, denying priestly authority, and transgressing gender norms by allowing women to enter monastic life were revolutionary acts. The Buddha’s emphasis on
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Heart Emoji
I WAS SITTING AT the cluttered desk in my home office teaching an online class on my laptop when a text from my friend Annie popped up on my phone. “Can you give me a call this morning? It’s important,” it said. Annie was a longtime friend, and I exp
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Lots Of Buddhas
In Sanskrit, the word buddha can mean “awakened,” “expanded,” and “understood.” It was the title bestowed on an itinerant teacher about whom little is known, apart from the teachings that have been attributed to him. The Buddha first appears in the r
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