Form vs Essence
Many practitioners feel a tension between the essence of Buddhism and its rituals. But the fact is they're inseparable.
Form vs Essence- Five Buddhist teachers explore the tension many of us feel between ritual and the essence of the dharma.
Don't Strip it All Away- Gesshin Greenwood moved to Japan, shaved her head, and adopted the forms of a Zen nun. Now, five years later, she's wondering where she - and the tradition - would be without them.
Wake Up from the Dream of a Lifetime: Andrew Holecek
Forum: Koans: How We Work with Them and How They Work on Us: Joan Sutherland, Judy Roitman, and Bodhin Kjolhede examine the practice of koan interpretations, and how the way we engage with koans is changing.
The Spirit of Practice: Ajahn Munindo
Ruth's Uncompromising Way: Nina Wise
Look Beyond the Lens: Kodo Sawaki Roshi
Inside the Issue:
Commentary: Koun Franz: We Can't Escape Form
Ask the Teachers: Does our practice weaken in old age?
In Focus: Planting Zen in Portland
Dialogues: Josh Korda and Koshin Paley Ellison
Journeys: David Rothblatt: It's About Letting Go