“When times of great difficulty visit us, how shall we greet them?” View our coronavirus update newsletter from March, 2020.
Jesse Cardin, Roshi on receiving dharma transmission and the magic of letting the world come to you.
Grief? Regret? Loss? There’s nothing you need to leave out.
A human can be a robot but a robot can’t be a human. Which is more fun?
A brief recorded talk by Jesse Cardin, Sensei, on Dogen’s “The Buddha way is to study the self.”
Life is full of twists and turns and Buddhism has always been concerned with the very real question of how to navigate them.
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.
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.
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.