Zen Fields

These forms are not the means of obtaining the right state of mind. To take this posture [of zazen] is itself to have the right state of mind. There is no need to obtain some special state of mind.

-Shunryu Suzuki Roshi in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
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Ricardo is Now in France Studying at University Thanks to Sangha Members

Ricardo graduated high school with strong academic credentials and was accepted to a fully paid university program in Strausborg, France (Campus France) last year to study IT. Problems of insecurity in Haiti make it difficult to stay to study and be safe there right now. His family is ecstatic that his French Visa application was approved. He is in France now beginning his first semester.

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Dharma Gates are Boundless

Embodied Healing: Survivor and Facilitatator Voices from the Practice of Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Overcoming Trauma

Reclaiming your body through Yoga.

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