INTRODUCTIONS TO ZEN
A brief introduction to Zen Buddhism, meditation (Zazen) techniques for beginners and an introductory reading list.
ZEN - GENERAL
Lecture on Zen
A transcript of a lecture by Alan Watts which originally aired on KSAN radio, San Francisco.
Realizing Our True Nature
Questions and answers by Taizan Maezumi, Roshi.
The Future of Zen Buddhism in the West
Excerpts from a draft paper by Robert Aitken entitled The Zen Buddhist Movement in North America: Retrospect and Prospect.
The Second Paramita
Robert Aitken outlines The Ten Grave Precepts.
An article by Sister Annabel Laity, Director of Practice at Plum Village, France.
Envisioning the Future
An article by Robert Aitken, one of the most widely respected Western teachers of Zen Buddhism.
That Great Sleeping Dragon of Joy
A teisho by John Tarrant, Roshi.
A teisho by Charlotte Joko Beck, Sensei.
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.” -- Helen Keller
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