Three Zen Priests on the Precious Mirror Samadhi

Below, three Zen priests and teachers, Taigen Daniel Leighton, James Ishmael Ford, and Gesshin Greenwood give their individual interpretation of the line “Turning away and touching are both wrong, for it is like a massive fire.” These words are from Hokyo Zanmai (Precious Mirror Samadhi), a sutra chanted every other day in Zen monasteries throughout … Continue reading Three Zen Priests on the Precious Mirror Samadhi

Recollecting Pratyekabuddhas: Reflections on Buddhism, Art, and Place

By Chenxing Han When my husband and I left Bangkok on March 5, we didn’t expect our short trip back to the Bay Area to become an indefinite stay, courtesy of covid-19. Fortunately—with the help of an international moving company and a Bangkok-based friend who had warned us to stay safe from the coronavirus and … Continue reading Recollecting Pratyekabuddhas: Reflections on Buddhism, Art, and Place

Sexual Violations in American Buddhism: Interpretive Frameworks and Generative Responses

by Ann Gleig In March 2018, “Buddhist Project Sunshine,” an innocuously titled GoFundMe page, illustrated with a bright orange sunshine over a green fertile valley began circulating on the Internet. The accompanying description of the project, however, was far from innocent. It declared that Buddhist Project Sunshine (BPS) had been launched to bring light and … Continue reading Sexual Violations in American Buddhism: Interpretive Frameworks and Generative Responses