May, 2010

Suffering: It’s personal

Suffering: It’s personal

05.21.2010  |  Comments Off on Suffering: It’s personal

"Life is suffering" is the usual translation for Buddhism's First Noble Truth. It's a statement that definitely gets your attention. Is it true? Does it basically mean "Everything sucks?" ... Continue Reading »

Learning to do zazen

Learning to do zazen

05.04.2010  |  Comments Off on Learning to do zazen

The first time I tried to sit a sesshin at Tofukuji monastery in Japan, I washed out after one day.  It wasn't my first sesshin.  Far from it.  I had sat many in ... Continue Reading »