We’re the notes in nature’s song.

This evening, Alice Greenspan reads one of her poems. “May it bring peace and joy in some small way.” Humble as a grain of sand, Tender like a baby’s hand, Peaceful as a blade of grass, Transparent like a looking glass, Gentle like the spotted doe, Dazzling as old winter’s snow, Quiet like the early morn, Hopeful as the new day’s dawn, Spacious as a clear blue sky, Loving like a lullaby, Sacred as a holy grail, Breath-filled like tall […]

Visiting with an old master of Zen – Linji

Today’s Dharma Talk includes a reading from “The Record of Linji” –  translation and commentary by Ruth Fuller Sasaki. “I believe that Zen, particularly Rinzai Zen, has a significant role in the present world. Modern people are adrift amid the great confusion and uncertainty of contemporary life. The Linji lu can give us a foundation on which to construct a new and powerful view of human existence.” –Yamada Mumon


Customized Truth

While sitting on the wellspring, looking out into the desert at a mirage expecting it to quench our thirst.


Beyond Words

Direct experience, beyond words, is original nature unfolding.

The Ten Ox-herding Pictures Revisited

The Ten Ox-herding Pictures have concretely depicted the process in which the imperfect, limited, and relative self awakens to the perfect, unlimited, and absolute essential self (the ox), grasps it, tames it, forgets it, and completely incorporates it into the personality.

I, Me, and Mine

According to the Buddha, there are three poisons that cause suffering.  We examine how the conception of a self and our identification with I, me, and mine is at the root of our suffering.


Meaningful Conversations

Learning how to be together in silence.  Are you really ready to have a meaningful conversation?


Look at your relationships with fresh eyes…