Rev. Seikai: Why He Ordained

In this highly personal and instructive talk, Zen Master Rev. Seikai of Pine Mountain Temple speaks candidly about what led him to ordain, the tangible benefits resulting from his many decades in robes, how he handled the challenges, and why it was and continues to be...

Not Taking a Stand

On the path to awakening, we realize the impossibility of searching for safety by “taking a stand” on the many views, preferences, and identities we adopt. Understanding these as empty, dissolving phenomena, we turn instead to accepting reality as it is....

Dharma and TV Commercials

The truth about ceaseless stress of saṃsāra is everywhere, including in commercials which often aim at fixing the endless problems which assail us. Unlike the Dharma, TV commercials offer only a temporary fix. They never get at the root of the problem.