Spring 2014

Vol. 32 No. 3 Spring 2014

Just understand that birth-and-death
is itself nirvana. There is nothing such
as birth and death to be avoided; there
is nothing such as nirvana to be sought.
Only when you realize this are you free
from birth and death.

— Eihei Dogen


The Original Question, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
Buddhist practice is an ever-deepening inquiry into life and death.

Rebirth of the Mountain, Danica Shoan Ankele

Why Beings Fare As They Do After Death, translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
The Buddha’s teachings on rebirth as incentive to take care of this lifetime.

Liberation: Uncoiling in Space, Francesca Fremantle
Ancient wisdom on the twelve links and the arising and ceasing of suffering.

Orategama Zokushu, Hakuin Ekaku
Rebirth in the Pure Land is simply a matter of seeing through ego.

Karma, or Cause and Effect, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo
The causal nature of reality is so deep and subtle, we cannot see the whole of it.

Oceans, a poem, Juan Ramon Jimenez

Mind Beyond Death, Dzogchen Ponlop
Living with the birth and death of each moment, bardo is our natural state.

Transmigrating, For Now, Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei
True peace is finding ease within constant change.

Birth and Death, Eihei Dogen
Zen teachings on rebirth.

How I Got Ovah II/It is Deep II, a poem, Carolyn M. Rodgers

The Night Journey of Nicodemus, Philip Zaleski
Christ and the journey through the desert within.

In the Forest, Bree Lafreniere
A survivor of the Khmer Rouge on finding true life in the midst of devastation.

House Made of Dawn, Carol Lee Flinders
Honoring the sacred feminine through a ritual of emergence.

Sangha Reflections: On Rebirth

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