Debra Seido

What’s Your Zazen Like? Zen Students Answer

Zazen includes a minutely precise study of our body/mind phenomena. We open to our intimate experience without judgment by staying centered and receptive, returning to “now” by releasing attachment to thought, moment after moment. At first, most of us need to engage some concentration practice to gather the attention as well as find inspiration in …

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Practice in Times of Uncertainty — Zen Students Respond

Times of disruption, anxiety, and confusion challenge us to dig deeply into our practice. We are searching for stability, clarity, and an authentic response to the mass suffering and challenges during this pandemic. Even though it’s hard to maintain discipline and get support from others while social distancing, it’s critical to clarify our intention to …

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Acts of Kindess

Please share your experience with kindness and compassion here. What acts did you witness that were kind or compassionate? How did you serve another in need or help someone in distress? Include all sentient beings, plants and animals. Don’t be shy!

Dharma Q/A: Does Atonement Make Peace with the Past?

Does atonement address making peace with events in my past that happened to me, and that were not my doing or my fault?  Webster defines it as “reparation for a wrong or injury.”  Is the Buddhist definition broader?  If not atonement, how does the Dharma teach us to deal with past wrongs done to us?  This practice of at-one-ment …

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