zen

The present moment

The present moment

Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk…Read more
Enso

Enso

Ensō (円相) is a Japanese word meaning "circle" and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Ensō is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy even though it is…Read more
It is always now

It is always now

We light a narrow candle for every turnaround our little sun. make a wish and try to blow them out with a single breath. between the near stars and the…Read more
Real Prosperity

Real Prosperity

A rich man asked Sengai to write something for the continued prosperity of his family so that it might be treasured from generation to generation. Sengai obtained a large sheet…Read more
Five Mindfulness Trainings

Five Mindfulness Trainings

The First Training: Aware of the suffering caused by the destruction of life, I vow to cultivate compassion and learn ways to protect the lives of people, animals, plants and…Read more
Dharma

Dharma

Men are afraid to forget their minds, fearing to fall through the Void with nothing to stay their fall. They do not know that the Void is not really void,…Read more
Leavetaking

Leavetaking

My delight in death exceeds the pleasure of a merchant who makes a vast fortune, or a victorious war god, or a sage in total trance. Like a traveller taking…Read more
Subhuti was Buddha’s disciple

Subhuti was Buddha’s disciple

Subhuti was Buddha’s disciple. He was able to understand the potency of emptiness, the viewpoint that nothing exists except in its relationship of subjectivity and objectivity. One day Subhuti, in…Read more