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March 28, 2020

We often believe that it is things outside of us that make us angry, but anger is something that resides in each of us.

Thich Nhat Hanh describes anger as a seed that is planted deep in our unconscious. When the seed is dormant, we are at peace. But...

February 9, 2020

From Thich Nhat Hanh:

   

"When someone says or does something that makes us angry, we suffer. We tend to say or do something back to make the other suffer, with the hope that we will suffer less. We think, "I want to punish you, I want to m...

May 28, 2019

You, You, You: Lessons in Prayer from a Zen Benedictine Monk

David Steindl-Rast, summarized his relationship with the God, the Great Mystery, after 90 years of life as a Zen-practicing Benedictine monk:

"I could not express my own lifelong relationsh...

April 24, 2019


In Acts chapter 6, shortly after the founding of the church, a group of Grecian widows in Jerusalem were being overlooked by the Hebraic majority in the daily distribution of food. While the church sought to imitate Jesus by caring for these margina...

February 14, 2019

God-Giving is the third instalment in a series of reflections on Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki (here are parts 1 and 2). The book is a collection of informal talks given at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center near San Francisc...