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Zazen—Mountain Record, Vol. 31.3, Spring 2013
Drawing on the words of ancient masters and contemporary teachers, this issue of the Mountain Record takes up the theme of "Zazen," the sea ...
Work--Mountain Record, Vol. XIV, No. 2.
The true revelation of life is not in its most exalted activities but in the ordinary everyday actions, however small or seemingly unimport ...
Within Darkness, Light—Mountain Record, Vol. 32.1, Fall 2013
The Buddhist teaching that life is suffering ought to prepare us for the world we live in, yet when we're confronted with suffering, we are ...
Waking Up to the Earth—Mountain Record, Vol. 30.1, Fall 2011
Investigate our reliance on the earth and find inspiration to help care for the planet in this time of great need. Includes articles by Mi ...
Upaya: Skillful Means—Mountain Record, Vol. 29.4, Summer 2012
This issue focuses on desire and how to deal with it, as well as awareness and its importance for our practice. Includes articles by Karen ...
Two Arrows Meeting in Mid-Air--Mountain Record, Vol. XXVII, No. 3
Daido Roshi often says, “You and I are the same thing, but I’m not you and you’re not me.” Again and again, he points to the teaching of no ...
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Issue--Mountain Record, Vol. XXIV, No. 2
In 2005, Zen Mountain Monastery celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary, making it one of the longest-lived Zen centers in the West. This i ...
Trust Yourself--Mountain Record, Vol. XXI, No. 2
The question of solitude and reflection within various spiritual traditions; reaching a place of deep trust in oneself. Includes articles b ...
Thirtieth Anniversary: Succession—Mountain Record, Vol. 29.3, Spring 2012
This issue celebrates the Monastery's Thirtieth Anniversary and includes an interview with Shugen Sensei and Ryushin Sensei, as well as art ...
Things—Mountain Record, Vol. 32.2, Winter 2013-2014
At the heart of this issue lies the question of how we regard the phenomenal world. Is it something to be used, incidental to what really m ...
The Wisdom That Has No Teacher--Mountain Record, Vol. XXVIII, No. 2.
Daidoshi said that he'd like this issue to be about the truth that cannot be given or received, our buddha nature.
He asks, "What is ...
The Mind of Inquiry--Mountain Record, Vol. XVIII, No. 4.
Questions about the nature of reality lie at the heart of Buddhism. What is the self? Why is there suffering? What is Truth? And ultimately ...
The Great Way: Memorial Issue for Muge Daido Daioshi--Mountain Record, Vol. XVIII, No. 3.
This issue of
—a memorial tribute to Daido Roshi's life and teachings—takes its title from the English translation ...
The Challenge--Mountain Record, Vol. XVII, No. 4.
Zen practice constantly points us back to our true selves, to our buddha nature. As Daido Roshi says, there’s no road map, no directions, n ...
The Buddha Treasure--Mountain Record, Vol. XXIV, No. 3
Who was Shakyamuni Buddha, also known as the historical Buddha? This issue takes up this question, examining Buddha's portrayal as a human ...
Teachings of the Insentient--Mountain Record, Vol. XVI, No. 3.
Back issue of the Mountain Record.
Spirituality and Education--Mountain Record, Vol. IX, No. 2
"Education is about empowerment? about finding and claiming ourselves and our place in the world." From the article "The Grace of Great Thi ...
Spiritual Power--Mountain Record, Vol. XXIII No. 1
Spiritual powers can be supernatural abilities and events but also the far richer and more challenging topic of waking up to the miraculous ...
Shikantaza--Mountain Record, Vol. XVIII, No. 4
Self, no-self, dualism, stillness, "Think non-thinking." Classic and contemporary commentaries on the challenge of just sitting with oursel ...
Shift—Mountain Record, Vol. 31.4, Summer 2013
Many of us come to spiritual practice because we hunger for a shift in how we see the world. As practitioners, having studied our minds and ...