Students come to practice Zen Buddhism with questions, basically “Why?”

Once our attention is no longer kept by the distractions that used to interest us, we are a blank slate

The author of the Zen Buddhist Texts site strongly opposes the aggressive and violent action against Iraq by armed forces of the United States and Great Britain.

While everyone prays without rest,
Standing or sitting, it’s always together.
If you don’t believe this; watch it carefully!
What is talking now all this time?


It is no small thing for a man to become a Bhiku. A man does not become a Bhiku to eat and dress well. Rather, he wants to be free from life and death by accomplishing Buddhahood