Endless Path Zen Practice
There are many paths, forms, schools, and styles of Zen Buddhism, among them monastic, lay, institutional, communal, koan, non-koan, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Rinzai and Soto. All are genuine, all authentic.
The endless path photos (above) remind us that no matter what path we are on, as we keep walking, moving along the ancient Way, the landscape will keep changing. One day—or minute!—we may be trudging through desert surrounded by vast openness, the next walking on a rocky path through mountains, the next strolling along a green forest path. There is no right way. There is only the Way, the landscape itself always new and always–always–changing. Our job is simply to keep going.
Thanks to Alex Sokolow of the Toronto Zen Centre for the lovely photos in the slider.Thanks, too, to Ariya Martin for her photo of the Montana trail.