The Wisdom Blog: Classic & Contemporary Buddhism


Zen, Tao, and Love

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:38 -- 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. Afterwards one student asked: “Why do Zen teachers talk about these things so much? Why don't I hear them speak more about love?"

The speaker, Sojun Mel Weitsman, responded: "Love? That's all we ever talk about."