Who Are You On This Retreat?

Who Are You On This Retreat?

being still
The first time I attended a sesshin—a weeklong Zen meditation retreat—I spent the entire week wanting to escape. We sat on our cushions from 3:30am...
The Path To Fearlessness

The Path To Fearlessness

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I don’t know what’s going to happen next. That’s always true, of course, and easy to forget. But right now, when I look to the future—a month ahead...
Moment of Silence

Moment of Silence

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Last November 11, Remembrance Day here in Canada, I was driving to the store, listening to the radio, when the DJ abruptly announced that there wo...

You're Dying. Now What?

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  Simon Matzinger on Unsplash In February, Zen temples mark the Buddha’s passing away. It’s referred to as Nehan, or nirvana. With anyone consider...
Green Tara, Mother of All Buddhas

Green Tara, Mother of All Buddhas

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 Green Tara Statue with Bronze Finish Tara is a female Buddha. In fact, she is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas, and the goddess who ...
Meditation for Beginners - Sharon Salzberg and Dan Harris

Meditation for Beginners - Sharon Salzberg and Dan Harris

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Ikat meditation cushions[/caption] Meditation teaches us to focus and pay clear attention to our experiences and responses as they arise, and to ...
Jizo, Protector of Women & Children

Jizo, Protector of Women & Children

Bodhisattva
Jizo Bodhisattva is one of the most beloved and revered Bodhisattvas in Mahayana Buddhism. Jizo is the embodiment of the Bodhisattva Vow, the aspir...
Avalokiteshvara | DharmaCrafts

Kuan Yin, Bodhisattava of Love and Compassion

Avalokiteshvara
Kuan Yin is the manifestation of Great Love and Great Compassion, and is most often represented as a female deity. Her name means "She who hears t...
Impermanence and Harmony

Impermanence and Harmony

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Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don't struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality. --Pema Chödrön (from Offerings, #BK307...