New at It's Alive! Zen

Teachings

COVID-19 Update: Newsletter March, 2020

“When times of great difficulty visit us, how shall we greet them?” View our coronavirus update newsletter from March, 2020.

Recorded Talks

What is This?

Jesse Cardin, Roshi on receiving dharma transmission and the magic of letting the world come to you.

Recorded Talks

ZenByte – Widening the Embrace

Grief? Regret? Loss? There’s nothing you need to leave out.

Recorded Talks

ZenByte – Which is My True Life?

What is, what was, what could be. SMASH!

Recorded Talks

ZenBytes – Walking Alone at Night

There’s no need to be afraid of the dark.

Recorded Talks

ZenByte – Beyond Artificial Intelligence

A human can be a robot but a robot can’t be a human. Which is more fun?

Recorded Talks

ZenByte – To Study the Self

A brief recorded talk by Jesse Cardin, Sensei, on Dogen’s “The Buddha way is to study the self.”

Teachings

Plot twist

Life is full of twists and turns and Buddhism has always been concerned with the very real question of how to navigate them.

Teachings

In Flesh & Blood

The human is fundamentally a joyous animal, reveling in the rush and release of activity and rest, consumption and elimination, equipped from the start with a magnificent capacity for receiving the world’s bounty.

Teachings Photo by Byron Young

stuck.

Life is fundamentally fraught. To open one’s mouth is to invite argument and to make any decision is to risk regret. To take a step in any direction is to put our life – or at least our ego – in danger.

Events

Coronavirus Update: All Events are Online!

Weekly and TBD
Zoom Videoconferencing
Anywhere in the World

Support Us

Through your generosity, you help people find their own path into awakening and you help us grow.

Your support allows us to support our teacher and keep our doors open to everyone regardless of means.

If you regularly attend our weekly meditation group, enjoy the blogs or audio recordings, or benefit from It’s Alive! in some other way, consider becoming a sustaining member or making a donation.

Join Our Email List