Zen (Chan)

The meditation (dhyana) school originating in China that emphasizes "mind-to-mind transmission"
  • Joshu's Dog Paid Member

    A monk asked Joshu, "Does a dog have buddhanature or not?" Joshu replied, "Mu." Commentary: Dog in the backyard, lifetimes upon lifetimes spent shuttling between the bright sun of the deck and the smelly shade of the propane tank. But there is no door into the cool of the restful kitchen, and no one need open it. Upon realizing this, a dog passes naturally through the Gateless Gate.John House is a Tricycle contributing editor. More »
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    How Do You Cope with Conflict? Paid Member

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    A Zen Approach to Conflict Paid Member

    How do you deal with the inevitable conflicts in your life? In this online video retreat, Diane Musho Hamilton, Zen teacher and professional mediator, will guide you through getting past the tradtional fight-or-flight response and show you how to approach navigating conflict fearlessly and with innovation. You'll be introducted to four basic steps to help you move creatively through disputes and discord, and you'll take away a set of practices that will help deepen and hone your conflict resolution skills.Diane Musho Hamilton began her study of Buddhism at Naropa University and a decade later became a Zen student of Genpo Roshi, who gave her dharma transmission in 2006. Alongside her practice of Buddhism, Hamilton acted as the first Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah judiciary. She recently authored Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution.  More »
  • Going Back to the Source Paid Member

    Stephen Batchelor and Henry Shukman, both Tricycle contributing editors, sat down for a thoroughgoing conversation at the Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico on "Going Back to the Source." Batchelor is a widely published scholar who has trained formally in Tibetan, Theravada, and Zen Buddhism. Shukman, meanwhile, is the head teacher at Mountain Cloud and an accomplished poet and novelist. More »
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    Who is About to Die? Paid Member

    DOKYO ETANDied on the sixth day of the tenth month, 1721, at the age of eighty Here in the shadow ofdeath it is hardTo utter the final word.I'll only say, then,"Without saying."Nothing more,Nothing more. More »