December 5, 2021
It's easy to see how sitting on the couch all day can be called laziness. But can laziness also be our chronic tendency to do too much?

How to Speak Zenglish

June 13, 2021
Zen is filled with stories and sayings that don’t seem to make sense. Zen Masters shout, stomp, and strike; they blow out candles and leave students in the dark; they…

Watering Good Seeds

April 11, 2021
A look at Buddhism’s 2,600 year old psychology of the mind. Buddhism had a rich understanding of the conscious and unconscious mind millennia before Freud. What can it teach us…

Random Acts of Kindness

February 14, 2021
Valentine's Day is a good time to think about how acts of love can be transformational, even in a virtual year. And kindness - just that one loving word -…

Reflections on Gratitude

November 22, 2020
Jonathan comes back with a message about gratitude. As it turns out, it is actually a trait that brings about a healthier body and mind. Scientists have discovered that feelings…

Enjoying Solitude

May 17, 2020
Social distancing physically disconnects us. But are there ways that it can spiritually reconnect us? Can we experience solitude and gratitude? Separation and renewal? Please join Jonathan as he helps…

Buddhism 101

February 16, 2020
What do you know about the Buddhist religion? Jonathan will give us an introduction, the core teachings of the Buddha, how different Buddhist schools arose, and how Zen is practiced…

The Many Colors of Meditation

September 29, 2019
Come and learn about the different styles of meditation and how any of them will enrich your life. Jonathan will describe what's involved and will lead us in a meditation…