Humanities Crisis

The crisis of humanity, exclusiveness or inclusiveness. Duality, and Non-Duality. Hungry Ghosts and Abundance.

What Is It Like To Be On Retreat?

Fran Kaplan shares her retreat experience at the Springwater Center for Meditative Inquiry in upstate New York. All Day Retreat in Nature, Saturday, November 19, 2022! Join Ordinary Zen Sangha for our all-day retreat at Myakka River State Park. Mark your calendars!

Wheel-of-suffering and dependent origination

The Mind King

“Verses of the Mind King” is attributed to Fu Dashi (a famous Chinese sixth-century Lay Buddhist). The poem, having referred to the Mind King, who, for all his importance, is not evident to the senses, goes on to say: The salt put in water / the glue put in paint – Certainly these are present / But we cannot see their form. The Mind King is also thus / Abiding within the body, Going in and out the (gate of […]