What is the meaning of the Buddhadharma?  The cyprus tree in the yard.

—Book of Serenity, Case 47

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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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.

Harried By Rest

Sometimes I’m so busy that I feel guilty about taking rest or finding pleasure in quiet moments by myself.  以閑為楽 means, to find pleasure in leisure, or to find pleasure in a quiet place removed from the concerns of the world.  On the surface it seems obvious that we should find joy in leisure time, but I find the statement to be a personal challenge from the universe to wake up to the joys of life all around us, even when we are totally stressed out.

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Kyoki Roberts Obituary

With family bedside, ROBERTS, Christine Kyoki, died December 19, 2023, at the age of 72 in Omaha, Nebraska. She is survived by her son, Joe Eliason, her daughter-in-law, Isabel, her three grandchildren, David (Amber), Tristan and Krista, by three great-grandchildren, Scarlet, Liam and Oliver, as well as her two sisters, Melinda Jane Roberts and Jean Shaw Roberts.

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Dragons Roar Cranes Whoop

Dragons Roar and Cranes Whoop

Dragons Roar and Cranes Whoop Introduction Religious beliefs are many.  Some people believe in heaven.  Others believe in reincarnation.  Some believe there’s only one God,

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