A vintage koan commentary by the Center’s founder, the late Roshi Philip Kapleau. Mumonkan number 14: Nansen kills the cat The Case Once the monks of the Western and Eastern Halls were arguing about a cat. Nansen, holding up the cat, said, “You monks! If you can say a word of Zen, I will…
Searching for solidarity: when technology helps more than it hurts.
A gender-questioning member finds warm support in a private online group.
“Both painting and sitting require a willingness to stay in one place for hours.” An interview with Dave Dorsey.
A few rounds with a new sitting group trigger a maddening case of Zen snob stink.
The First Buddhist Precept — to resolve not to kill — sounds deceptively simple, and yet it can be a lifelong koan.
Commentary by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhed on the Blue Cliff Record Koan No. 48: “Turning Over the Teakettle.”
A brief biography, description of the training at Bukkokuji Temple, and personal memories of Roshi (Zen Master) Harada Tangen by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede
Remembrances of Harada Tangen Roshi by four past RZC students: Wes Borden, Jonathan Sheldon, Shirley (Somyo) Helvey, and Dharman (Shindo) Stortz
Teisho (formal Dharma talk by a Zen Master) by Harada Tangen Roshi on returning to your true home, the home which is the same for every single being
Blue Cliff Record Koan Commentary by Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede: Zhaozhou’s “A Newborn Baby.” A monk asked Zhaozhou, “Does a newborn baby possess the six senses or not?” Zhaozhou said “It’s like a ball bouncing on swift flowing water.”