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When We Unpin Our Hopes

When We Unpin Our Hopes

Jul 12 2021

when we unpin our hopes Jen Ayres suggests now may be the time to tear up our own operating manuals – July 2021 Last month…

Constant Change

Constant Change

Jun 14 2021

Constant Change Bob Caron sees a resolution to the gap between our desire for stability and the constant change of the world around us –…

Suffering and Healing

Suffering and Healing

May 14 2021

[The Three Poisons – traditional ] Greed, Hatred & Delusion: Some Call It Leadership? Andy Robins sees a way through the conflicts and despair –…

Suddenly There’s Nowhere to Hide

Suddenly There’s Nowhere to Hide

Apr 19 2021

[From Radical Dharma Rev. angel Kyodo williams ] black lives matter Our society is sick, suffering on average more than one mass murder a day.…

How You’re Like Lake Geneva – And Not

How You’re Like Lake Geneva – And Not

Apr 02 2021

IZL Stands with the AAPI Community IZL and Chosei Zen, like the Chozen-ji organization from which we grew, exists because an Asian Zen master and…

Don’t tell me to be patient!

Mar 22 2021

Bob Caron ruminates on the difficulties of patience – March 2021 Bl [Image: Blades and Droplets, Kristi Crymes] In essence, patience is the ability to…

Sitting with Myself

Sitting with Myself

Mar 05 2021

Andy Robins shares what’s come up for him while sitting lately. – March 2021 In my Zen training over the last couple of weeks, I…

The Stream

The Stream

Feb 22 2021

Alex Adams meditates on the paradox of a stream – February 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfDRWEtWZSk&feature=youtu.be I have been struggling with zazen recently. While I am still sitting,…

The Labels That Stoke Conflict

The Labels That Stoke Conflict

Feb 08 2021

Jen Ayres wonders if the labels we give ourselves help – or hurt – dialogue . February 2021 In lots of different ways and with…