- Why did Master Rinzai slap Jo?
A monk asked Master Rinzai about the essence of Buddhism, and Rinzai slapped him. Why?
- Yuuka's Shuso Hossen
A ceremony in which Elena Yuuka Taurke gave her first Zen talk and engaged the community in dharma combat, at the Village Zendo.
- The Real Shit Stick
Unmon said that Buddha is a dry shit stick. Why? Where is Buddha in this regular, shitty, unsatisfactory experience?
- Winter Meditation Retreat.
December 30, 2017. The Village Zendo's year-end sesshin at the Garrison Institute in New York.
- Running in Circles
Running a long race, serving a prison term, practicing Zen: I'm trying to learn how people appreciate each moment in an eon.
- Why Generosity Turns To Rage, And What To Do About It
If someone needs more effort than I expected, or if there's no payoff, I can lose my temper. How can I have a Beginner's Mind about generosity?
- My conversation with Mark Weiss on the new "Using Reflection" podcast
The lack of mentorship in the software industry, my freelancer days vs. my long-term commitment to MongoDB, and the influence of Zen on my career.
- Beginning a Zen Meditation Practice: 3-hour Saturday Workshop
Join me at the Village Zendo in NYC on September 30. Learn to meditate and bring Zen to your daily life.
- Tokuyu, Oshin, and Kaku
August 20, 2017. Zen priests at the Village Zendo's summer retreat.
- Jisei's Shuso Hossen
August 20, 2017. The Village Zendo's twice-annual ceremony in which a student gives her first dharma talk.