• Zen

    The Moon is in the Sky

    We are all like Chiyono to some degree or another. Carrying around a rickety bucket, anxious that it will break at any moment, and convinced that we hold the moon in our hands.…

  • Mental Health,  Zen

    Life is Good.

    What I realized this year is that the purpose of life is simply to be alive. Fully. At all times, in all moments. To meet each living thing with respect and camaraderie, recognizing…

  • Religion,  Zen

    Heaven is a Place on Earth

    My budding Zen practice has helped me recenter and reorient my whole self – physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual – around the idea that we are not some separate, special creation made in…