TO ALL SEEKING WISDOM
Challenges and obstacles make no difference who they encounter, and no one can avoid them throughout life. If one is aware of this, it is possible to understand the nature of suffering, one's own and others', and with it the heart will open to grace and wisdom.
HINOTORI, the Urban Nun Zendo, invites and welcomes all who seek refuge from the timeless struggles, by offering compassion, wisdom and practice based on ancient teachings.
Zendo rejects all dualistic categories that have settled in the ego-driven world and accepts all people as they are. No discrimination based on race, nationality, religion, social and political status, gender or sexual orientation, size of the bank account, physical or intellectual level, age or so-called disability is permitted.
To achieve this, everyone who enters Zendo is asked to respond with compassion, patience and kindness to all expressions of bigotry, hatred, oppression and malice, only with kind thoughts, words and deeds, regardless of whether these expressions are product of their own or someone else's mind. By strengthening awareness and compassion, we can not only end our own suffering, but also suffering throughout the world.
May this place help alleviate fear, hate, selfishness and deception.