What Is Soto Zen?

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Considering the Need of Others
Is the Heart of Our Practice

Buddha

2500 years ago a human being just like you and I realized the inter-penetration and inter-causality of all things. In other words, we are created by the world, and simultaneously create the world in each moment. ‘Buddha’ is the title given to this human being. The Buddha’s awakening is for all of us regardless of our gender, race, ethnicity, ability, income, intelligence and all of the things that separate us from one another.

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