December 2015 Archives

Dialogue with Evangelicals Celebrated

Paul Metzger’s new book, Evangelical Zen, is getting some buzz. Northwest Dharma Association published an article by Paul Metzger, who recounts some of the highlights of that dialogue and his new book. See the article here. On Jan. 26, Metzger is to read from “Evangelical Zen: A Christian’s Spiritual Travels with a Buddhist Friend,” with […]

Pendleton Buddhist Leads Inmates in Meditation

This story was published in the East Oregonian December 18. Inmates in Eastern Oregon prison take to an old Eastern practice to better life. Joe Engum of Pendleton started mediating because of a personal trauma. And for eight years now, Engum has been sharing that practice with other men experiencing troubles — inmates at state […]

The Equality of All That Lives

Genko takes up racial justice, and struggles to fit it within Dharma practice. What exactly IS political activism? How can it be effective? Is it important? Why or why not? How do we find what is uniquely ours to do about this and other social justice issues? How DOES it relate to our practice within […]

Planting Zen in Siskiyou Square

Last week was Rohatsu Sesshin, our longest, deepest retreat of the year. We had 30-40 people at most meals, and often 40-50 in the evenings in the Sodo at zazen. Several people stayed overnight on the floor in the two houses, some stayed in nearby hotels, and three people stayed in trailers parked beside Uji. […]

Walking the Path in Darkness and in Light

In this week of Rohatsu, let us not deny the possibility of enlightenment. Join us this Sunday, December 6, for zazen, sanzen and Bukkai’s Dharma Talk. Bukkai and Shintai offer sanzen. 8:30am Zazen (with optional sanzen) 9:00 Kinhin (walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen 9:40 Full Morning Service 10:10 Break/Announcements 10:30 Walking the Path in Darkness and […]