These are reflections on the breadth of practice for each of us, including monastic life, but also work, relationships, family, and the myriad other experiences that make up our daily lives. Many of these reflections have appeared in our monthly newsletter.
Louise Ruhr is a member of the Buddha Eye Temple Sustainable Impact Campaign . She was interviewed by Issei for this article.
Myobun Lisa Frienkel reflects on how the practice of generosity leads us beyond fear.
Genki Kenny Williams reflects on receiving the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts and the path that led him to Buddha Eye Temple.
Reflections on founding a Soto Zen Temple by Head Teacher Ejo McMullen
On the bulletin board, near the Temple entry, this question was posted: “How do you encounter generosity?” Well, it was something like that. I thought about this for a week before answering with: When I make dinner for my kids. It’s a daily occurrence that can take between 2 or 3 hours to complete, depending upon the ingredients I use.
A poem by Head Teacher Ejo McMullen reflecting on technique and tools in the pursuit of the Buddha Way.
Genjo Yorke reflects on generosity as the basis of his life as a Soto Zen novice priest.
A reflection on encountering the Sixteen Bodhisattva Precepts by Jakuen Jovencio de la Paz