Entries by Barbara Pardo

Why We Sit

Traditionally, in China and Korea, only monks did Zen practice. But Zen has come to the West and here lay people practice Zen besides monks and nuns.

Why Do “I Want,” And For Whom?

We used to have a different translation of the second great vow: “Desires are inexhaustible. We vow to extinguish them all.” Once during an interview, a student asked Zen Master Wu Kwang: “Desires are inexhaustible. What does this mean?”