In Hirshfield's poem, calamity turns to calmness when things turn into themselves, a principle that goes to the heart of transformative practice.
Leonard Cohen on how the teachings of a Zen master can manifest in unexpected and obtuse ways.
According to Katagiri, it can be difficult to find the words or modality to enter back into the world from a place of silence, but it is something we ultimately have to do.
Chan teacher Guo Gu on silent illumination, punk music and his teacher Sheng Yen's legacy.
Japanese Zen Master Eihei Dogen invokes an oceanic state of non-identification as something that expresses the true Dharma, or our true nature, according to the teachings of Buddha.
Zen teacher and poet Norman Fischer on where and how poetry and Zen practice meet and interact.
Baso's Very Mind is the 30th case or koan in the Mumonkan, The Gateless Barrier, a collection compiled in the 13th century by Rinzai master Wumen Huikai.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh on how we can become intimate and compassionate with our own anger and even transform it into love.
Dave Sims' watercolor paintings are a submission to the chance of creation and a surrender to emptiness.
Shunryu Suzuki on our inability to accept the truth that we and everything around us are in a state of constant flux.