Manifesting the Universe

Zen cosmology recognizes the universe as a continuous, creative activity – a ceaseless, dynamic ‘advance into novelty.’ In fact, Zen practice-enlightenment itself is understood to be a mutually coordinated process between objective and subjective reality in a continuous ‘actualization of the universe’ (genjokoan). ‘Genjokoan,’ (genjo; realization, and koan; public case, dharma, also, yin-yang or universe) Read More …

Each Is All, All Is Each

This notion of existence-time is central to Zen’s vision of reality… The most significant implication of this… is that each and every particular thing, being, and event (i.e. dharma) is an intrinsic and essential element of total time, and each and every moment or duration of time is an intrinsic and essential element of total Read More …

Objective Reality and Subjective Reality are Coessential Elements of a Single Unified Reality

  It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. ~Jonathan Swift   Do not misunderstand Buddhism by believing the erroneous principle ‘a special tradition outside the scriptures.’ ~Zen Master Dogen, Shobogenzo, Bukkyo   The criticism of specific doctrines and literary expressions has frequently been superficially Read More …