Kurt Spellmeyer

Kurt Spellmeyer is a Zen priest who directs the Cold Mountain Sangha in New Jersey and a Tricycle contributing editor. He teaches English at Rutgers University and is the author, most recently, of Buddha at the Apocalypse: Awakening from a Culture of Destruction.

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Waking Up by Breaking Down Barriers

Meditation can be painful. Especially if it’s practiced for long hours in a Zen retreat. But that’s not why Rinzai Zen teacher Genki Roshi once described meditation to his student Kurt Spellmeyer as “dying on the cushion.” In this series, Spellmeyer, now…

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