The Intimate Particular

In the dead of night recently, I sought the company of my late teacher, Robert Aitken, Roshi, and read through his essay, “The Experience of Emptiness” from his book Original Dwelling Place: Zen Buddhist Essays. On page 155, halfway through, we were suddenly rubbing...
Reclaiming the World

Reclaiming the World

We are evolving creatures caught in transition between worlds. Behind us in fragments is a universe of isolated entities where objectivity requires the sentient observer to absent herself from the world and separate mind from body, human from the natural world, self...