The Buddha taught: All is burning, and this is the summer we may finally believe it.
The world is burning; what can be done to quench it?
Neighborhoods are burning; what can be done to cool the tensions?
Political factions are burning; what can be done to govern with reason and vision?
Children are burning; what can be done to teach and guide them well?
Usually, we tend to focus on our personal meditation practice, and the details of our own everyday lives. But sometimes it is useful to look at the bigger picture. So I want to talk a bit today about institutions. Why? What do we mean by “institution” and what does this have to do with our Zen practice? As Mary Douglas pointed out, an institution is not just any gathering of people waiting for a bus, so what makes something an institution? When I talk about…Continue
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