This was the first jukai ceremony at City Center since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and a joyful event for participants and guests.
Tassajara Provides a Refuge for Wildland Firefighters
It’s a beautiful thing to feel the gift of what is unfolding for participants. It’s a container in which people—and we facilitators—can show up.
Thich Nhat Hanh, Our Friend and Teacher: 1926 – 2022
Thay, as he was affectionately known, was one of the world’s great Bodhisattvas, bringing Buddhism to the West with his compassionate teachings.
Tokusan and the Old Lady: Awakening the Archive, Tape 8
“We have completed sesshin. This will become more meaningful if you extend this practice from today to tomorrow, and from sitting to everyday life.”
What I’m Doing Has to Be Enough
Tassajara was a deeply healing time reflecting the power of community and creativity. Friends made almost 20 years ago are still friends today.
A Conversation with Peter Coyote
The first time Peter Coyote read his poems in public, he was terrified and shy. “It was so tender.”
Meet Tanya Deeley, Practitioner of Zen and Rolfing
“Rolfing is extraordinarily effective at helping us reconnect with the body and removing obstacles that prevent us from experiencing nothing special.”
Pure Rules: Awakening the Archive, Tape 6
“This is very difficult to apply in your everyday life, but if you have this attitude in your inmost heart, you can do anything, free from duality.”
Shichi-go-san (7-5-3) Ceremony
This is a traditional Japanese rite of passage celebration for ages three, five, and seven, considered crucial years in a child’s development.