A Blind Man and His Armless Friend plant a forest in china

Overcoming their physical challenges, an armless man and his blind best friend take action in preserving their environment by planting a forest of more than 10,000 trees in rural China. Like a classic fable, this inspirational story goes beyond pollution, climate control and Mother Nature; it’s an epic story that proves anyone and everyone can […]

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Sarasota Ordinary Zen Sangha changes meeting time

Important Announcement! Our meeting time on Sunday Evenings has been changed from 7:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We are fortunate to have a beautiful space for our little Zendo at  Integrated Healing Arts located at 1718 Main Street #310 (Iberia Bank Bldg-enter in the back).  It is only available to us on Sunday evenings on a regular basis. Please […]

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tenderheartedness

With all the perseverance I can muster, I attempt to wholeheartedly embrace my karmic ties, My children most of all, affected by my choices. Uncertainty about my choices hits me unexpectedly. Misgivings about how I have parented leads to irresolution. Doubt leads to remorse, regret deepens. Yet my sorrow leads to tenderheartedness. It isn’t a contradiction. Not one or the other. Not black and white, but all of […]

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Introduction to Zen Meditation Series

In this series you will be introduced to Zen Buddhist teachings and zazen (meditation). Through your own experience, you will gain some understanding of how establishing a meditation practice can change your life. Each week, we will build on the week before, deepening our experience together. Upon his enlightenment, Buddha was seated in meditation. Zen […]

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