Zen teacher and poet Norman Fischer on where and how poetry and Zen practice meet and interact.
Rebecca Elson was an astronomer whose poetry expressed the wonder she felt for her own existence and for the universe she had spent her life studying.
Hakuin's Song of Zazen is an encapsulation of the merits of meditation, in which he encourages the student to focus on the immediate experience of presence.
As it says at the beginning of this text, the teaching of no-self is a tough one to come to terms with. It's one of the most anti-intuitive notions Zen students eventually come across, and it takes some investigation and experimentation to begin to pick apart. Zen priest and prolific Zen author Brad Warner walks… Continue reading There Is No ‘I’ In Self