The water of time glistens on the riverbed of the universe.  Though theirs is a much slower flow, stones, trees, houses and towns are flowing too.  Human beings and all things that have life flow.

—Aoyama Shundo Roshi

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About Zen Fields

Zen Fields is an open inclusive space for exploration of the body, mind, spirit, and world in the tradition of Soto Zen. We strive to address the suffering that exists in multiple layers:

Personal   ·   Familial   ·   Societal   ·   Ecological

Zen practice works like concentric circles, beginning with the self at the center, and spreading outward to family, community, society and ecology.

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What is Zen Meditation?

Body, breath, and mind are one.

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Topics include Buddhist philosophy, mindfulness meditation, parenting, interfaith, ecological and social justice, and science.  Readers are welcome to  post comments, to ask questions, and to reflect on these posts to see if they ring true or not.  The heart of Zen is verification of truth not by an authority, but through one’s direct experience.

Healing in Zen

Healing in Zen Manjushri said, “Go out and bring back one stalk of medicinal herb.” Sudhana left and looked throughout the entire earth, but there

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The Gate of Repentance

The Gate of Repentance All my past and harmful karma, born from beginningless greed, hate and delusion, through body speech and mind I now fully

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Zazen as Medicine?

Zazen as Medicine? “We can put the drug companies out of business if we learn to tap into our own natural highs through meditation.”  This

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