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 respects at...

Dogen’s Zazen as Other-Power Practice

Taigen Dan Leighton  Article for February, 2005 IBS Shin Buddhist Conference on “Meditation and American Shin Buddhism,” later published in Pacific World. It is certainly true that Japanese Soto Zen founder Eihei Dogen (1200-1253) encouraged his students...

Sacred Fools and Monastic Rules

Zen Rule-Bending and the Training for Pure Hearts Taigen Dan Leighton From the book, Purity of Heart and Contemplation: A Monastic Dialogue Between Christian and Asian Traditions, edited by Bruno Barnhart and Joseph Wong, Continuum, 2001. Reprinted by permission of...