In Memoriam: Maya Angelou

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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou was a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer,… Read more »

Featured Teacher: Lao Tzu

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Lao Tzu was a philosopher and poet of ancient China. He is best known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, but he is also revered as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions. Although a legendary figure, he is usually dated to around the 6th… Read more »

Featured Teacher: Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche

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“Rest in natural great peace This exhausted mind, Beaten relentlessly By karma and neurotic thoughts, Like the unceasing fury of the pounding waves In the infinite ocean of samsara. Rest in the natural great peace.” —Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche (1932-1999) was a revered Tibetan meditation master, scholar, and poet, whose extraordinary presence and… Read more »

Featured Teacher: Gary Snyder

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“I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of ‘em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear… Read more »