Being Deep and Deep Time

Being Time and Deep Time Taigen Dan Leighton From A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time edited by Stephanie Kaza © 2020 by Stephanie Kaza. Reprinted in arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boulder, CO.   Joanna Macy’s work on deep...

Zazen as Enactment Ritual

Taigen Dan Leighton  Article for the book, Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice, edited by Steven Heine and Dale Wright (Oxford University Press, 2008) Buddhist meditation has commonly been considered an instrumental technique aimed at obtaining a...

We are all Refugees in Lions Roar Magazine, Oct 30, 2018

  We Are All Refugees BY TAIGEN DAN LEIGHTON| OCTOBER 30, 2018 Zen teacher Taigen Dan Leighton attended the Tree of Life synagogue while growing up in Pittsburgh. He reflects on how all of us, near and far, are connected to the tragedy. Buddhist monks pay...

Meeting Our Ancestors of the Future

Taigen Dan Leighton Published in “Shambhala Sun,” September, 1996, as “Now is the Past of the Future.” When we can fully see our own time in the dynamic fullness of time, without being blind to cause and effect, without being caught by limiting...