Enlightened Virtue

Mingjiao said: Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue. Those who have enlightened virtue have it even though they be ordinary people, while those who lack enlightened virtue lack it even though they be kings. There were some people who starved to death in ancient times but have been admired ever since for their virtue; …

How to practice zazen

Science shows that people who practice zazen, or Zen meditation, gain many proven benefits. These include increased attention span, self-confidence, and self-discipline; better management of fear and anger; and a greater ability to feel genuine joy, compassion, and gratitude. “But mostly,” says Karen Maezen Miller, a Zen Buddhist priest, “zazen is entirely personal. Only you can experience this transformation for yourself.” Maezen …