Avalokiteśvara – “The Lord Who Looks Down” – is the Bodhisattva who embodies the Buddha’s compassion as it functions in the world. He, or sometimes she, takes on myriad forms throughout the many countries where this Bodhisattva is venerated.
Avalokiteśvara is also known as Padmapāni, “Holder of the Lotus”.
The six-syllable mantra with...
Zen Roshi and a previous Chancellor of Hanazono Buddhist University, Soko Morinaga entered Zen training just after WWII. Here he shares some of his early experiences in a traditional Zen training environment under Master Zuigan.
The fundamentals of Zen Buddhist practice are outlined in this article. It gives something to try for the first time for those beginning the practice and is a useful revision for those already on the Buddha's Way.