“Wooden Buddha”. This talk relates to Giuseppe’s encounter with Joshu’s words: “A gold Buddha does not pass through a furnace; a wooden Buddha does not pass through fire; a mud Buddha does not pass through water” (Blue Cliff Record, Case 96).
Zen Wind. This talk explores wind, spirituality, and Zen practice.
Another Path is Possible: From Carceral Delusions to Transformative Justice.
Rev. Paul Bains is the pastor of Saint Samuel Church in East Palo Alto. In 1999, Rev. Bains co-founded the WeHOPE program, providing shelter, meals, skills training, and other life-support services to disadvantaged individuals in the Bay Area.