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James Ishmael Ford
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November 01, 2018
Not One, Not Two: My Personal Experience as an Example of East Meeting West and the Birthing of a New Zen Buddhism
I've been invited to give a talk. I'm invited mostly because I'm...
October 30, 2018
Rohatsu Sesshin: An Intensive Zen Meditation Retreat with James Ishmael Ford
Rohatsu: The Celebration of the Buddha's Awakening Sesshin: To Touch the Heart Mind...
October 16, 2018
Layman Pang’s Beautiful Snowflakes: Blue Cliff Record, Case 42
Layman Pang's Beautiful Snowflakes The koan followed by comments and then a Dharma talk...
September 24, 2018
A North American Zen Priest Confesses a Faith
This past weekend we were deep in sesshin, an intensive Zen meditation retreat....
August 18, 2018
Dave O’Neal’s Poem Review of Introduction to Zen Koans
Introduction to Zen Koans: Learning the Language of Dragons by James Ishmael...
July 28, 2018
Calling Out to Hungry Hearts: Thinking About Starting a Zen Center
Jan & I have now been "retired" for three years. I use the...
July 27, 2018
A Zen Retreat With James Ishmael Ford
SESSHIN "To Touch the Heart Mind" The Blue Cliff Zen Network announces our...
April 11, 2018
Small Pointers on Zen Practice
Stretch a little beyond what seems comfortable. Sit at least a little most every...
March 31, 2018
Zazenkai: All Day Zen Retreat in Orange County
For more on this day long retreat please go here.
March 15, 2018
Zazenkai: A Day of Zen Meditation with James Myoun Ford, Gesshin Greenwood, & Jan Seymour-Ford
Zazenkai Join us for a day of Zen meditation Saturday 28 April...
March 15, 2018
Encountering the Mysteries of Our Hearts: A day long Zen Retreat
To Touch the Heart, to Touch the Mind A day long Zen...
March 12, 2018
A Zen Meditation Retreat with Roshi James Myoun Ford
Sesshin To Touch the Heart Mind A three-day intensive Zen meditation retreat With Roshi James Myoun...
March 10, 2018
Twenty-Five Talks on Zen Koans
I was arranging my koan talks which are archived at our Blue...
February 04, 2018
Blue Cliff Zen Sangha Holds Its First Sesshin: A Photo Gallery
Blue Cliff Zen Sangha held its first sesshin, intensive Zen meditation retreat, between the 1st &...
January 04, 2018
February Intensive Zen Meditation Retreat With James Ishmael Ford, Gesshin Greenwood, & Jan Seymour-Ford
SESSHIN To Touch the HeartMind An Intensive Zen Meditation Retreat From...
December 18, 2017
Notes from a Soto Zen priest’s Odyssey
The note following at the end of this reflection was...
December 18, 2017
Sesshin: An Intensive Zen Meditation Retreat with James Ishmael Ford & Gesshin Greenwood
SESSHIN To Touch the HeartMind An Intensive Zen Meditation Retreat From Thursday Evening the...
October 07, 2017
The Ghosts in Our Lives & Healing a Divided World: A Zen Dharma Talk
The Ghosts In Our Lives & Healing a Divided World A Dharma...
February 15, 2017
Learning the Language of Dragons: Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship Convocation 2017
The Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship Convocation 2017 Learning the Language of Dragons with Roshi James...
February 14, 2017
James Ishmael Ford’s Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Sermons
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