When we realize that we are all bright pearls in Indra’s Net, we see that within each one of us the whole body of the universe is contained. Since we are all already connected in Indra’s Net, there are no limits to the possibilities of connecting with other people in our lives and our work.
Host: And now for a fuller picture of Zen Buddhism, we turn to the man known as the grandfather of socially engaged Buddhism, Bernie Glassman. He says Zen Buddhism is indeed focused on looking inward, but it’s also about helping the world around you. He’s been a practicing Zen Buddhist for nearly sixty years. […]
TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. The publication of Peter Matthiessen’s final novel “In Paradise” is coinciding with his obituary. He died Saturday at the age of 86. We’re going to listen back to an excerpt of my interview with him. Matthiessen was a naturalist, as well as writer, and his fiction and nonfiction […]
Koans based on the Zen Peacemakers Three Tenets: Not Knowing, Bearing Witness and Taking Action.
A dharma talk and reflection by Roshi Bernie, on his bearing witness to the loss of his wife, Sandra Jishu Holmes.
YONKERS, NEW YORK, USA. In the inner city of Yonkers, New York, Roshi Bernard Glassman has a big vision, big ambition and a big vow to help all beings in need. If his audacious experiment works, he hopes (with a smile) it will replicate all over the universe.
by Bernie Glassman In thinking about the possibility for forgiveness, my first thought was that I don’t have the power to forgive anyone; in fact, it’s hubris for me to think that I can forgive someone else. At the same time, as a Zen Buddhist teacher, I believe that we are all one body, that […]
by Roshi Bernie Glassman given on October 1, 2007We will start with the beginning of the”Home Street Home” video to open up your questions. (video..) Let’s use the energy of this film! Does anyone want to say or ask anything? Did anything come up for you? Student: There is not much writing by spiritual teachers […]
by Roshi Eve Myonen Marko (From a talk given on the Dana Paramita on September 12, 2009.) Recently I read a brief talk by Sharon Salzberg, in which she said, “There is always trauma in the room.” You don’t have to be a war veteran or a survivor of abuse, trauma is in the room. […]
“We’re all doing koan practice. Whether we’re dealing with health issues, relationships, family or work, we’re all working on the koans of our lives…”