"Zen pretty much comes down to three things -- everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention." Jane Hirschfield.
Talks on Zen Practice by Various Teachers Talks on Zen practice and meditation by American Soto Zen teachers in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki, Roshi
Just practice good ~ Dogen Zenji http://justdharma.com/s/us2j0 Just practice good, do good for others, without thinking of making yourself known so that you may gain reward. Really bring benefit to others, gaining nothing for yourself. This is the primary requisite for breaking free of attachments to the Self. – Dogen Zenji from the book "A Primer of Soto Zen: A Translation of Dogen's Shobogenzo Zuimonki" ISBN: 978-0824803575…
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In the thirteenth century, Zen master Dogen—perhaps the most significant of all Japanese philosophers, and the founder of the Japanese Soto Zen sect—wrote a practical manual of Instructions for the Zen cook. In drawing parallels between preparing meals for the Zen monastery and spiritual training, he reveals far more than simply the rules and manners of the Zen kitchen; he teaches us how to "cook," or refine our lives.
Heaven and Earth give themselves. Air, water, plants, animals, and humans give themselves to each other. It is in this giving-themselves-to-each-other that we actually live. Whether you appreciate it or not, it is true. –Kodo Sawaki Yes! Follow parabola-magazine.
Brad Warner: American Soto Zen priest, author (Sit Down and Shut Up, Hardcore Zen, Gill Women, etc.), punk rock bassist (Zero Defex), Japanese monster movie actor (Godzilla and Ultraman), regular writer for Suicide Girls. Santa Monica, CA / Cleveland, OH. modern day renaissance man?