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Zen Women

When I prepared for Jukai, to receive formally the Ten Precepts that express in words the aspirations that had developed in me over many years of study and practice, I made – as everyone is asked to make for this occasion – a personal copy of the ‘lineage chart’, tracing the ancestral line of teachers from six generations before Siddartha… Read more →

Be Still and Know…..

These words were written as the beginning of a poem or Song in Hebrew around 2000 years ago but they sum up the whole practice of Zen and contemplative prayer perfectly. Indeed they say much the same as Thomas Merton said when someone asked him which he thought was the best book on spirituality he had written to which he… Read more →