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Entries by James Ishmael Ford from 05/2013

Zen After the Scandals: A Letter to a Friend

| Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion

Zen has a great deal to offer. And it needs reformation. Like everything else, Zen is a work in progress.

There Are Only Hands and Eyes: Zen Buddhism as Universalism

| Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion

Yunyan asked Daowu, "How does the Bodhisattva Guanyin use those many hands and eyes?" Daowu answered, "It is like someone in the middle of the night reaching behind her head for the pillow."

Unitarian Universalism: A Short History

| Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion

In the eighteenth century when Europeans and North Americans noticed they could take the same skills that were revealing the secrets of the natural world to the workings of the mind and heart and even to their religions.