Month: July 2013

Embracing My Whole Life

By Zenju Earthlyn Manuel Often I am asked how do I integrate my work as a Zen Priest and my work as a diviner and holder of the Black Angel Cards.  I recognize it as a question that comes from

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Chanting Japanese in Malysia

“Certain topics were potentially explosive, such as women and power, discrimination against nuns in Thailand, and Zenju Earthlyn Manuel’s talk, “What Does Buddhism Have to Do with Black Women?” From the midst of the audience, calls for clearly naming the

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BE Love: An Exploration of Our Deepest Desire

The Confession Once we admit it is difficult to sustain love then we can forgive ourselves for the times when we have been unable to feel or be love. Let me be the first to say I have had difficulty

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The Terror Within

by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel Reprinted from Inquiring Mind Magazine – Fall 2012 As a girl of ten years, satin ribbons in my hair, and wearing a freshly starched dress, I had a special seat in church each Sunday next to

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The Unenlightened Society

In honor of Trayvon’s life and all other murders based on hatred…. Liberation is not won only in deep exploration or just seeing racism, sexism, or homophobia in closed quarters of study and meditation. It cannot be experienced through introspection

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