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BUDDHIST

American Buddhist Perspective
by Justin Whitaker

Buddhist Monastic Life in China (Photos)

In 2009 I traveled to China to experience Chinese Buddhist monastic life and learn about the practice, philosophy, and history unique to Chan Buddhism. That trip was organized mostly for graduate students in Buddhism or Chinese culture/religion/history but the program has since grown in size and scope to look a bit like the one that [Read More...]

Bodhisattva Road
by Daniel Scharpenburg

The Four Seals

This is a list of the four aspects of philosophy that all sects of Buddhism have in common 1.The impermanence of time and space. This is the process that allows things to happen. Whatever is collected is also dispersed and all things decay. What we struggle with is recognize in our lives that things always [Read More...]

Monkey Mind
by James Ford

Zen Teacher David Loy Points to the Intimate Universe

The Universe is not a place where evolution happens, it is the evolution. It is not a stage on which dramas unfold, it is the unfolding drama itself. Loyal Rue, in Everybody’s Story If the universe is not something that is evolving but is the evolutionary process itself, then another word to describe that development, [Read More...]

My Journey of Conscience
by Domyo Burk

All This Awful S**T – Can We Boil It All down into a Single Fight for Values?

Every time I look at the news, I’m greeted by a new, awful report about how something I deeply value is about to be thrown under the bus. It’s mind-boggling, not to mention emotionally exhausting. Just out of curiosity, I made a list of what is currently under direct threat (be sure to scroll down [Read More...]

Wild Fox Zen
by Dosho Port

The True Bridge? Studying and Teaching Zen

                A monk asked Zhaozhou, “For a long time I’ve heard about Zhaozhou’s stone bridge. Coming here, I only see a simple log bridge.” Zhou said, “You only see the simple log bridge, but don’t see the stone bridge.” The monk said, ”What is the stone bridge like?” [Read More...]