Nov 01 2021
I quickly learned that a shakuhachi tells you what it is; that is, what key it will play in. This occurs upon the first blow, right after completion of the boring and utaguchi (blowing edge), before opening any finger holes. ‘Hello G3 shakuhachi, it is an honor to meet you.’
Nov 13 2020
Steve Jobs, Mu, Ma and Zen: Andy Robins explores something quite removed from the news of the day.
Radical Zen Leadership
Oct 20 2020
Wait, does the word “radicalized” scare you? It scared me the first time I used it. But it freed me, too. It freed me to be more ambitious about what I want from police, the legal system, and myself.
Sep 09 2020
It is a frightening time for many with not only a deadly virus spreading around the globe, but also, leaders who openly flaunt human rights and democracy, with nothing served but their own self-interests. So where is the hope and where are all the great leaders?
The Upper Right Hand Corner
Aug 24 2020
Since March 13, I’ve talked with hundreds of leaders about how they’re doing, and their responsibility to stay in the “upper right corner.” The upper right hand corner is the place where people experience calm, centered attention because they have a sense of perspective and control (see image). It’s the opposite of the lower left hand corner …
Jul 01 2020
Rebecca Ryan on living fully in the body, like a child – July 2020 I still laugh when I remember this… My friends Steve and…
We are all Zen Women
May 04 2020
Rebecca Ryan explores the roles of women in the world of Zen – May 2020 “Where are the women in Zen?” she asked at the…
Zen Lessons to Help Us Live through Lockdown
Apr 20 2020
These are times when we need to hear some positive news. Over the last week, I’ve been attempting to write this blog post and find…
Every Moment Matters
Apr 08 2020
A tragic double homicide sliced through our community last week, tearing Beth Potter and Robin Carre away from us, and away from so many people…