The Practice of Zen, By Ruben Habito

Enjoy these wise words from Roshi Ruben Habito, Sanbo Zen Teacher at the Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas. This piece is taken from the MKZC website.

As we look around us, we see how there is so much woundedness on different levels, individual, social and ecological. Some of us may already be engaged in tasks of social change or in some form of ecological action, yet in all this we also come to realize that there is a deeper wound we each need to address. Deep within, we realize that what we seek is our own peace within ourselves, as well as with one another.

Zen practice offers very concrete guidelines toward a realization of our connectedness with mountains and rivers, with every sentient being, with all that there is. This realization of our connectedness with one another is the key to healing ourselves, and to healing our Earth.

– Ruben Habito

Photo by Rosa Bellino, used with her permission.

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