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June 24, 2015
by Muso Soseki

Does the spiritual life demand starkness and sacrifice? Can we follow our spiritual aspirations when we still have connections to the material world? In this excerpt from...

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Does the spiritual life demand starkness and sacrifice? Can we follow our...

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February 6, 2015
by Robert Rosenbaum

Some years ago the Saturday lecture at Berkeley Zen Center focussed on details of Zen forms: how to bow during service, how to walk in the zendo, how to eat during formal meals...

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Some years ago the Saturday lecture at Berkeley Zen Center focussed on details of Zen...

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February 4, 2015
by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

From The Way of Tenderness by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel.

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From ...

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January 28, 2015
by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Chapter 1 Not What You Think

I was hungry when I attended my first Nichiren Buddhist meeting in 1988. I mean that...

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Chapter 1 Not What You Think

I...

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January 22, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

Learn the story behind the classic Zen poem Ten Verses of Unfathomable Depth in these excerpts from our recent book ...

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Learn the story behind the classic Zen poem Ten Verses of Unfathomable Depth...

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January 18, 2015
by Terrance Keenan

This is an excerpt from Terrance Keenan’s new book Zen Encounters with Loneliness....

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This is an excerpt from Terrance Keenan’s new book ...

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January 6, 2015
by Terrance Keenan

An excerpt from Terrance Keenan’s recent title Zen Encounters with Loneliness.

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An excerpt from Terrance Keenan’s recent title ...

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November 26, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

Editor’s Note: This classic Zen poem provides the foundation for our new title Unfathomable Depths: Drawing Wisdom for Today...

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Editor’s Note: This classic Zen poem...

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November 12, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

We are thrilled to have a guest post from Jokei Molly Delight Whitehead, editor of The Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo. Jokei Molly writes on the sometimes slow...

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We are thrilled to have a guest post from Jokei Molly Delight Whitehead, editor of...

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