Zen Buddhism

Zen Buddhism is a branch of Mahayana Buddhism that emphasizes the practice of meditation and mindfulness as a means to achieve enlightenment. It originated in China and spread to Japan, where it had a profound impact on Japanese culture and philosophy.

Basics, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism

What is Emptiness in Buddhism?

In Buddhism, emptiness is the ultimate nature of reality, empty of inherent, independent existence.  As someone who has been practicing and teaching Buddhism for some time now, I have often found the concept of emptiness…

Buddhism, Zen Buddhism

How To Create a Zen Dojo At Home?

The dojo, or meditation hall, is an essential component of Zen meditation practice.  Suppose you’re anything like me and prioritize your daily Zen meditation practice. In that case, creating your own personal Zen space or…