Writing is a solitary practice, but ... it’s not lonely. At every stage I’ve felt community—the writing community, the arts community, and the sangha.
Hozan Alan Senauke is the second Abbot in BZC’s 55 years, following Sojun Roshi’s long tenure as founder and teacher.
“I have a chronic, painful illness … It’s my dancing partner, my teacher, my enemy, my friend, my curse, my blessing. It constantly surprises me.”
How do we want to be “good guests” on ancestral land of indigenous people who haven't consented to our being there?
"Just as you accepted your painful legs [during sesshin], you accept difficult everyday life."
We held four gatherings in June to celebrate Zen-a-thon 2022 – we hope you enjoy this gallery of photos from the gatherings.