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How the Zen Practice of Gassho Can Add Balance and Meaning to Your Life

How the Zen Practice of Gassho Can Add Balance and Meaning to Your Life

In 1893, the Western world received the incredible teaching of Zen. It was then that Rinzai Zen master Soyen Shaku, who is recognized as the first Zen Buddhist priest to come to the United States, was invited to and participated in the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. In the decades following that fateful trip, we would have the pleasure of welcoming several great Zen masters from Japan, including D.T. Suzuki and Shunryu Suzuki (no relation), author of Zen Mind,…

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Ten Thousand Flowers In Spring

Ten Thousand Flowers In Spring

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. ~ Wu-men ~ The changing of seasons. Who can’t relate? Here in Boston, I can feel the end of summer creeping in. The sun is going down earlier and the nights are getting longer. That cool, autumn air is starting to poke its head around the corner….

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