Tag Archive for: zen


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October 18, 2021

by Katharine Kaufman First there is a landing. Then a letting go. Then curiosity about what happens next. You…

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Practicing Simplicity: Two Teachers on Zen

February 5, 2019

By Katharine Kaufman and Michael Wood // The beginner’s mind has many possibilities — Shunryu Suzuki The upcoming SMC retreat,…

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[VIDEO] Zen Path of the Heart

August 18, 2018

By Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi and Ilia Shinko Perez, Roshi // Many spiritual practitioners are confused about what to do when…

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March 22, 2017

By Katharine Kaufman // Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not…

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Wisdom & Compassion

February 24, 2017

By Katharine Kaufman // It was Kobun Chino’s birthday a few days ago. If he was still alive Fran…

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water writing: homage

May 25, 2016

By Katharine Kaufman Shibata Sensei is so old that it takes two people to prop him upright. Yoshiko holds…

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Diane Musho Hamilton on Creativity, Emotions and the Necessity of Conflict

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May 15, 2016

Sitting before a blank page, waiting to decide on the opening words of this post, I've been experiencing a…

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Zen Mind, Brush Mind: Kaz Tanahashi

June 11, 2014

  Kazuaki Tanahashi will be leading Brush Mind: Zen Calligraphy and Brushwork, September 11–13, 2015 A lot could be…

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Free Your Genius From Myth

June 20, 2013

  It has been said of Vincent Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, John Nash, Franz Kafka, Rothko, Jackson…

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Way Seeking Mind: A Meditation and Yoga Retreat for Women

June 17, 2013

by Katharine Kaufman I offer a women’s retreat twice a year, on the hottest, longest days in the middle…

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