Trinity Zen will not meet this week due to a concert in the The Chapel. See you next week (Dec. 13th)!
After Donald Trump’s stunning upset, Lion’s Roar reached out to a number of Buddhist teachers for their responses. Pema Chödrön, Norman Fischer, Roshi Joan Halifax, Ethan Nichtern, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, Noah Levine, and more provide commentary and words of comfort.
“Fear is a product of the mind. And danger can be met without fear. Surely soldiers in battle know about this. There is no greater enemy than fear.” – Joel Agee, Tricycle, Summer 2005
The Sixth Precept: Stop bad mouthing people, you idiot!
If you are despised by others and are about to drop into hell because of evil karma from your previous life, then because you are despised by others, the evil karma of your previous life will be extinguished.
Saturday was a beautiful day to meet with – and learn from – fellow Dharma Teachers. John and Garret attended the Saturday portion of the 2016 Dharma Teachers Retreat at the Providence Zen Center in Cumberland, RI, this past weekend. Shown above is the Peace Pagoda on the Zen Center campus. So great to see Barbara Rhodes, Zen Master Seong Hyang, after too many years.
Imagine you’re working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do?
Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly kid detention or suspension.
But in my memory, detention tended to involve staring at walls, bored out of my mind, trying to either surreptitiously talk to the kids around me without getting caught or trying to read a book. If it was designed to make me think about my actions, it didn’t really work. It just made everything feel stupid and unfair.
But Robert W. Coleman Elementary School has been doing something different when students act out: offering meditation. (Upworthy)