Perception. How magical. That mental flashpoint that ignites our experience of life, and of course the fire of feelings that flitters, burns, sizzles and warms every moment. Perception. How mysterious. How secondary actually… effectively a filter, a collection of physical and chemical stimulation of our...

“If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.” – Linji Yixuan Linji was the founder of Rinzai Zen over a thousand years ago. The Rinzai school uses Koan study as a method of teaching and expressing zen. Koans are aids in meditation. They are generally...

Life is strained with purpose and striving. The stress of work schedules, commuting, challenge of eating healthfully, worries over finances, social media maintenance, the general work / life balance that always seems out of balance. It feels wearisome...

Is ‘the meaning of life’ a good question? ‘Meaning’ after all is a relative term - it is not an inherent or objective feature of the cosmos. Meaning isn’t out there, it’s in our heads. Meaning is found in the interpretation of our experience. And so...

The intellect is the surface of ordinary human experience, it understands a world of disconnected things. Spiritual matters are depth of human experience, and show how we are connected. ...