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  • Yuthok Lane Paid Member

    This is how it will be:we will take a walk on concrete, not blue tiles, and you will pretend to be disappointed.This will have the quality of a ritual. In the morning, the sun will fall from the sky;we will protect ourselves against its fire.It is not so unbearable, but we have learnt to be wary of arrivals from the east. We are unbeautiful here;our stay in the plains has rendered us so.But whispers now carry endearments,and we will not have it any other way. More »
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    Buddha Buzz Summer 2015 Paid Member

    If the Buddha Had an iPhone Emojis—the little icons available on text messaging keyboards—transmit not only the agonies and ecstasies of millennial micro-drama but also, it turns out, the ageless teachings of the Buddha. Take a whirl and see how many of the five precepts you can identify in the picture above. Answers: (1) Abstain from killing. (2) Abstain from stealing. (3) Abstain from false speech. (4) Abstain from sexual misconduct. (5) Abstain from the abuse of intoxicants.Pop More »
  • Arriving Without a Sound Paid Member

    Myokyo Dream "Stop fidgeting" she saysI'm picking candle wax off my robesWe're all sitting in the ZendoPeople of all ages introducing themselves. "I'm here because I read too much" I say. August 4, 2007 There Are Those Buddhists                   like myselfwho do not scorn the ideaof mere “things” possessinga sanctityof their own More »
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    Books in Brief Spring 2015 Paid Member

    The opening pages of Zen priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel’s The Way of Tenderness (Wisdom Publications, February 2015, $15.95, 144 pp., paper) include a disclaimer that—amid a discussion of race, sexuality, and gender—will be met with some relief: “I intend not to focus on critical theory or analyses,” she promises, “but instead on the personal experience of the heart-mind, body, and spirit.” The gay black daughter of parents born in Louisiana at the turn of the century, Manuel speaks with authority on this subject on the basis of past wounds. What for many are abstractions about identity have been, for her, involuntarily immediate. She never had a choice. More »
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    The Zen Master Is Present Paid Member

    Poison Blossoms from a Thicket of ThornTrans. Norman WaddellCounterpoint Press, 2014608 pp; $33.00 More »