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.
Bill Evans on Miles Davis' vision of the direct deed, and how they improvised something that evaded explanation.
The Empty Mirror is Janwillem van de Wettering's memoir of his time at a Japanese Zen monastery where he stayed for over a year in the late 1950s.
Samurai Yagyu Munenori uses the popular Zen image of the moon reflected in the water to explain its application in martial arts training.
Jundo Cohen paints a picture of the universe as an integrated and indivisible dance, in which certain elements temporarily swirl out then return to the whole.