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.
Highlights from the Jukai ceremony of Jannifer Ju, where she took the Bodhisattva precepts and was given the Dharma name “Ugen” … [Read more...] about Ugen’s Jukai
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 … [Read more...] about My Home Away from Home
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 … [Read more...] about Interview with Loi Tran
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? … [Read more...] about Interview with G.E. So Tetsugen Stinson
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 … [Read more...] about Hazy Moon in a Dewdrop
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 … [Read more...] about Far Away and Yet So Close
Nearly everyone has an unlikely story of how they came to Zen, but at the Hazy Moon, no one's story covers more miles than Shelley Mushoku Cao's. As the day-to-day administrator of the Zen Center, Mushoku nearly single-handedly responds to … [Read more...] about Interview with Shelley Mushoku Cao