Pure Silk, Sharp Iron

From this week’s talk by Shunryu Suzuki: Through training you rub and wash your ego and you become quite soft, like pure white silk. Even though you have strong desires, if you temper them enough, you will have strong sharp iron, like a Japanese sword. This is how we train ourselves.

Respect for Things

This talk from Marc Lesser was recorded as part of a Mill Valley Zen weekly meditation meetup. Everyone is welcome to join the free weekly Wednesday meditation class and no prior meditation experience is necessary.

Be Kind With Yourself

This talk from Marc Lesser was recorded as part of a Mill Valley Zen weekly meditation meetup. Everyone is welcome to join the free weekly Wednesday meditation class and no prior meditation experience is necessary.

Open Your Intuition

This talk from Marc Lesser was recorded as part of a Mill Valley Zen weekly meditation meetup. Everyone is welcome to join the free weekly Wednesday meditation class and no prior meditation experience is necessary.

Ordinary Mind Buddha Mind

A beautiful and profound description of what it means to be human: “When you have perfect composure in your proactive, you include everything. You are not just you. You are the whole world or the whole cosmos…So, when you sit, you are an ordinary human, and you are Buddha.”