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Making Friends With Death

Colleen Morton Busch | Posted 08.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Colleen Morton Busch

When I die, don’t say I battled cancer. Please say I befriended it. I don’t have cancer—yet—but the person I’ve shared my life with for the ...

A City Girl Goes Zen at Tassajara in California | Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel

Truth: I am not a "Kumbaya" sort of person. As a writer and traveler, I come naturally by a streak of the dreamer, but campfire chants (or any chants,...

10 Awesome U.S. Silent Retreat Centers For Peace, Quiet & De-Stressing

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.28.2013 | Travel

The perfect antidote to the constant noise of busy, work-driven urban lives.

PHOTOS: 50 Years Of Zen

Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.14.2012 | San Francisco

Happy Birthday, Zen Center! On Saturday, the San Francisco Zen Center--one of the largest Buddhist sanghas outside of Asia--celebrated 50 years in...

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: 50 Years Of San Francisco Zen | Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.14.2012 | San Francisco

Fifty years ago, Buddhist Priest Suzuki Roshi founded a small Zen practice in San Francisco, inviting the lay people of the city to join him. Toda...

For Full Inclusion Of Women In American Soto Zen Buddhism and All Religions

Norman Fischer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Norman Fischer

In American Soto Zen, we have, maybe for the first time in any continuous ancient religious tradition, full inclusion for women, who can now be fully ordained priests, abbots and Zen masters side by side with men.