From earliest times thinkers must have perceived that on the one hand they could not think without words; on the other hand, words expressed only half the whole truth.
– Frederick Franck (Zen and Zen Classics)
Mountain Poetry Forum
Please share your favorite Zen parables, folktales, and koans here.
While Zen is largely an individual journey, its study benefits from community exchange to help students of Zen encounter the ideas they need at the time. Please share ideas here that have been influential for you.
What thoughts have been coming up and reverberating since the Zen Weekend at Jyurinji. (Please participate in these discussions even if you didn't attend the recent retreat.)
Member recommendations for books and other resources we have found helpful.
News and Information about Zen related events and activities