…there seem to be two sides to Zen. One is the diligent practice. We alone are responsible for showing up time and again…Then there’s the other side… the “matter of extraordinary wonder,” the reality we are all part of, the great fact, the great vehicle, the one body, the “vast and void,” as Bodhidharma called […]
Dear Friends, We had a short, sweet and strong sesshin recently at the center, and are now moving into Fall in earnest. It’s been cold and wet and rather British in Santa Fe lately. Puddles and mud. Very nice, and the aspens shining up on the mountains. This month we won’t have a zazenkai on […]
“This yoga immersion uncovers the fundamental common essence of dhyana (meditation) and asana (posture) practice. We will focus on cultivating meditative awareness through internal listening and subtle attunement while on the mat and also while walking outside at Esalen. Then, we’ll bring it all to the meditation cushion. This combination of asana, pranayama (breath), and […]
What if Zen is a path without progress, where progress is just another illusion? …A path that’s complete and fulfilled before we even take a step. The journey of a lifetime begins with a single step, after all… but perhaps it also ends with that same single step. Our regular weekly newsletters and the entire […]
Our regular weekly newsletters and the entire archive will be available on the website in the near future. Please visit us again and/or look for an announcement on our Home Page or check posts in the Category: General News & Announcements. Below are some excerpts from our latest Newsletter, Sep 24, 2014. Please signup for our newsletter […]
UPDATED DETAILS November 6, 2014: Our Rohatsu Sesshin begins on Tuesday, December 2 at 6:00 pm and goes until lunch on Sunday December 7. Rohatsu is one of our most important annual events. Each day there will be a teisho (dharma talk) and dokusan (private interviews) available with Zen teacher Henry Ryu’un Shukman. The cost is on a sliding scale […]
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