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Our Zafu Meditation Cushion Donation Program

Zazen is… the dharma gate of ease and joy.It is undefiled practice-enlightenment. —Zen Master DogenDharma Communications offers free meditation cushions to students, former inmates, military servicemen and women, and other practitioners with limited means. Although we provide a variety of products and services to support our customers’ home practice, it [...]

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Mahapajapati Statue Comes to The Monastery Store

There's a new a statue in The Monastery Store that merits a short telling of its history and how it came to be in the zendo at both the Monastery and the Temple. It’s a handcarved statue of Mahapajapati, the Buddha’s aunt and foster mother, as well as the first Buddhist nun.When Queen Mahamaya died [...]

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