Yōshin

I met Sasaki Roshi only once before he died. After a day of sitting at his Los Angeles Zen temple, Rinzai-ji, everyone was getting ready to go home, content to know that the Roshi, now 106 years old, was on the premises, resting. As we were about to leave, his inji (personal assistant) ran out…

Embodied Teaching

When Mindfulness in Schools Really Works   If you’re connected to elementary education in any way, you’ve probably heard the buzz about mindfulness in schools by now: “Increases test scores! Reduces disciplinary issues!” You may have even seen videos of kids talking about their emotions and how much it helps them calm down to spend…