The Way of Zen

Zen is the practice of

open-hearted engagement

with ever-unfolding being.

Zen is grounded in awareness

of the fundamental beauty

and dignity of all life,

and we endeavor to manifest

these qualities in our actions

of body, speech, and mind.

Zen practice is to awaken

to the interconnected nature

of all things, freeing us

from narrow self-centered

preoccupations and supporting

us as instruments of real peace

wherever we are.