Jeff Koons’s Religious Epiphany

Jeff Koons vs. The Willow

Reading time: 5 minutes On the property of an abandoned temple in Japan there is a willow that has fallen into a shed as a result of the wind and… Read more »

Zendo overlooking traditional Japanese garden

Is Meditation Selfish?

Reading time: 7 minutes We create a zone of silence that allows nature to speak to us—a zone in which we can perceive the subtle teachings of earth, wind, water,… Read more »

Mt. Jiashan—an area known for its thick forests and myriad waterfalls.

The Obstacle is the Way

Reading time: Just under 6 minutes A Buddhist disciple offers a final good-bye to his beloved teacher, and sets out from the safety of his temple to deepen his practice… Read more »

At Peace in the Nirvana Room

Reading time: Under 3 minutes Every temple requires three elements: the Master’s quarters, a Dharma Hall for the master’s lectures, and a Nirvana room for the sick and, if necessary, dying…. Read more »