In news, student talks, interviews and personal reflections, members of the Hazy Moon Sangha share the ways practice has transformed every aspect of their lives—at work, at home, in relationships, and in handling the change, pain, loss, and fear that all of us face at times. The consistent message from any serious Zen student is that practice works.
I want to thank Roshi for assigning this talk – it definitely grounded me to focus on this talk. And while love knows no comparison, I have noticed that each time I have been assigned a talk my preparation has been different – most notably in that I am less anxious. I thought that that […]
Is there any reason for a Zen practitioner to read about science? When I started practice, I was certain the answer to that question was no. Obviously, one can have a Zen practice and not study science. So why bother? Don’t get me wrong: I love science, although I fell in love with it relatively […]
Kim Donin McDonald serves as Shuso for Ango Opening & Shuso Entering, 2015
Angie Shinnyo Nickol recently ordained as a priest at the Hazy Moon. She and her husband, Markus Kansho Nickol, live in Nuremberg, Germany. Shinnyo was our head trainee during last year’s Summer Ango.
On June 27, John Mujo Fritzlen received Precept Transmission from Nyogen Roshi. Mujo Sensei, who has led the men’s group at the Hazy Moon for many years and has decades of experience in Mahamudra as well as Zen practices, will now wear the brown robe of a transmission holder in our our lineage.
Kim Donin McDonald serves as Shuso for the 2015 Shuso Hossen Ceremony
Highlights from the Jukai ceremony of Jannifer Ju, where she took the Bodhisattva precepts and was given the dharma name “Ugen”
The moment I put my shoes by the front door, I knew I had come home. When I stepped into the Hazy Moon for the first time, I took a leap of faith I had never before thought possible. Instead of the strong person who I assumed people expected me to be, I entered the […]
What brought you to the Hazy Moon? I picked up Karen Maezen Miller’s book Momma Zen, even though I don’t have kids or plan on having any in the future. I liked her non-judgmental and compassionate writing style. I found out about the Hazy Moon Zen Center from the book. Then I checked out the website and was […]
An interview with G.E. So Tetsugen Stinson, Hazy Moon sangha member and Grammy winning recording artist Hazy Moon: Can you say a bit about your religious background? Where did you grow up, and what was your family’s religious culture like? Was there a connection between something (if anything) that you found valuable in your spiritual […]
The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in dewdrops on the grass. — Dogen Zenji, Genjokoan At the start of the thee-day Returning to Silence Retreat outside Cincinnati this March, twenty people settled themselves into a makeshift zendo inside a converted barn at the Grailville Retreat Center. Before the first bell, participants took […]
I had always felt like there was something missing in my life. Roshi once said that a sense of “unfulfillment” brings us to the practice. That is true for me. Unfulfillment, the feeling that something is not quite right, is what probably brought me to Los Angeles in the first place. While living in […]