–Kenneth Setsuzan Kushner
Hara is critical to the Chozen-ji lineage of Rinzai Zen training. The development of hara is emphasized in all of our practices, zazen (“Zen meditation”), martial arts and fine arts. From our perspective, there is no Zen without hara.
–Gordon Hakuun Greene
For the past twenty-five years I have been compelled to use everything I know from my Zen training to understand how we can best face the suffering of others.