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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 Unfathomable Depths: Drawing Wisdom for Today from a Classical Zen Poem. (Read the poem here). 

Translators’ Preface

For the first time in English, this book presents—in tandem with...

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

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January 21, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

This is an excerpt from Ayya Khema’s recently re-released book Know Where You’re Going (formerly titled When the Iron Eagle Flies).

Our first difficulty is that although we...

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This is an excerpt from Ayya Khema’s recently re-...

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January 18, 2015
by Terrance Keenan

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

Chapter 2 The End of Perfection

The spiritual life is often described as being on a path. It implies direction, purpose, and an end. Even an endless path suggests to us an evolution toward some kind of perfection. One is...

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January 15, 2015
by Barbara Bonner

These are two excerpts from Barbara Bonner’s book Inspiring Generosity.

The Story of Sasha Dichter

There was nothing particularly different about that day. Sasha Dichter was on the S train as usual, heading home from his job in Manhattan as Chief Innovation Officer at the Acumen Fund. As...

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January 6, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

An excerpt from the Dalai Lama’s book The Middle Way.

1. Approaching the Profound

Today, here in the twenty-first century, humanity has reached a highly advanced stage of material development and of knowledge of various fields, and we continue to progress in these areas. However, the demands on our attention are...

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An excerpt from the Dalai Lama’s book...

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January 6, 2015
by Terrance Keenan

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

From St. Nadie in Winter

With a lamp and keysDesire prowls among these treescrippled with diseased soil.Do not meet it.It will eat any scrawny wish,swallow you whole.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Is it only the Dead...

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

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