Entries tagged with “Zen Buddhism”

The Zen of Organic Farming

Today, we visit the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center just outside San Francisco. Since the 1970s, these pioneers of California’s organic farming movement have been utilizing zen practic…

The Zen of Surfing

While in high school, Jaimal Yogis ran away to sea in search of good surfing and lasting spiritual truths. (“Note to Mom and Dad: I am somewhere in the world, and I will call you w…

VIDEO: The Sound of Zen - Tassajara Mountain Retreat

On this episode of Conscious Living, we visit the nation’s oldest Zen Monastery, Tassajara, located deep in the Ventana Wilderness of California’s Los Padres National Forest. Open …

What Are You in Service To?

When I think about service, I think about my first teacher, Arvis Joen Justi. In my 20s, I became interested in Zen Buddhism through a book I read by Alan Watts. I cannot remember which one it was, but at the time, in the early 1980s, Watts was a popular writer and one of the first people to bring Eastern spiritual teachings to the West.

What Good is Meditation in a Plane Crash?

An Interview with Allan Lokos

What to Do With the Stories That Haunt You…

For Reasons You Don't Understand

When Others Frustrate You

There’s a way of being that I’m trying to cultivate in myself — to let go of wanting others to be a certain way. Here’s the problem: we all get frustrated with other people.…

Zen Garden

As her family begins the restoration of a traditional Japanese-style garden, Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller receives a teaching of love—and of letting go—in the fleeting beauty of its flowers.