Vol. 36 No. 1 Fall 2017

‘Buddha’ is a temporary name for what cannot be seen when you look,
what cannot be heard when you listen, whose place of origin and passing away
cannot be found when you search. It covers form and sound, pervades sky and earth, penetrates above and below.
There is no second view, no second person,no second thought.

– Zen Master Xiatang


Ask the One Who Knows, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi
What does this fully capable person see, feel, and experience?

Look Again, and Again, Suzanne Taikyo Gilman

Right View Comes First,
Why Do Beings Live in Hate? The Buddha
Two of the Buddha’s early teachings on the first aspect of the Noble Eightfold Path.

Taking the Leap, Pema Chodron
Open up awareness and let go of fixed positions—and this is just the start.

Open Letter, Beth Loffreda
What does it mean to see the world from a “white” point of view?

 Towards a Science of ConsciousnessHis Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
New understandings of mind and transformation in the Buddha’s early discoveries.

Nothing Personal, James Baldwin
When love fills the universe, distant places become your own home.

View, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The ultimate view is natural, unspectacular, and very close by—and we rarely notice.

The Perception of Sages, Zen Master Xiantang 
The Reality of Mind, Zen Master Hsuan-Sha
Buddha Flowers, Leaves, Roots and Dusts,  Zen Master Hongzhi 
Early Ch’an teachings point directly with wisdom and compassion.

Ma-Tsu’s White and Black,  Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei
The awakened life is living in your own heart and mind, but how will you know?

Sangha Reflections: On View

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