In the world of pain and suffering, ignorance and greed, it is rare to encounter the living Dharma. Please consider making a gift to the Hazy Moon to sustain our center and keep the Dharma alive. But before you give, find out what your gift will do.
Q: Am I being asked to give money to a religion?
A: Zen Buddhism is a practice, not a religion.
Q: Why does it look like a religion, with robes, altar, chanting and bowing?
A: Ours is an ancient teaching handed down from India, to China, to Japan and finally to the West. As a lineage practice, we do not dispose of any part that is still useful.
Q: What exactly is this practice?
A: Our practice is to take the backward step, turn the light inward, and think non-thinking.
Q: Why do you do it?
A: To give our minds a rest from nonstop churning and make our presence in the world kinder and more harmonious. A half-century of research into the effects of meditation confirms this.
Q: What will my gift do?
A: Making a donation, either online or by mail, will sustain our center and keep the Dharma alive, a profoundly urgent necessity.
Thank you for considering a donation to the Hazy Moon at this time.