A. Jesse Jiryu Davis
The Day That Yunmen Broke His Foot
The old stories all have the same punchline: the monk was suddenly enlightened. What really happens when we have an experience of insight?
Rules for Hyenas
If we treat the Zen precepts as a set of rules to obey, that's just conformity. Let's use them instead as a tool for busting the hierarchy!
What if you knew you had 30 minutes to live? Would you want to be awakened?
Precepts Ceremony at the Village Zendo
Our annual jukai ceremony: four students vowed to uphold the Buddhist teachings.
Justin von Bujdoss
The director of chaplaincy and staff wellness for NYC department of corrections, and a teacher of Tibetan Buddhism.
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.