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What is Zen Buddhism?

Zen Buddhism cannot be fully explained or defined through a book, a set of definitions, or a website.  Such attempts to describe Zen ultimately weaken its significance. Describing Zen Buddhism is like attempting to describe…

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Buddhism, Zen Buddhism

How do Buddhists Handle Breakups?

With its profound insights into the human condition, Buddhism offers unique guidance on navigating the emotional complexities of breakups. The Buddhist philosophy provides us tools for understanding and managing the pain of relationship endings, grounded…

Awakening, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism

What is Unborn Zen?

Having studied Zen Buddhism for over thirty years, I’ve recently uncovered the distinct teachings of Bankei Yōtaku. This unexpected discovery, emerging from the rich tapestry of Zen traditions I’ve studied, introduced me to a philosophy…