The mothership!You have found the website of It’s Alive! Zen. We are a Zen meditation group in the Pacific Zen School that practices in San Antonio, Texas. We meet weekly on Wednesday evenings and plan to offer other programs in the near future. Check out the newest blog post, find out more about our koan meditation group and what the heck koans are, or just explore the site at your leisure. You can also join our Meet Up group and our Facebook page to stay informed about events. Enjoy!

Join us for a half-day workshop on December 3rd, 2016!

itsalive_notknowingworkshop_dec_3-no-tabsEveryone wants to know. Will it rain today? How do I get rid of this stubborn belly fat? What am I doing with my life, anyway? The mind reaches out for answers and, when it doesn’t find them, it just makes some up. There is a world of mystery and joy beneath those made-up answers: blossoming flowers, the sound of thunder, a first kiss. It’s closer than you might think. [Click here for more information]

Check out the latest from the It’s Alive! Zen blog:

Not knowing is most intimate

umbrella-squareDizang said, “Not knowing is most intimate.”

Bermuda grass—Cynodon dactylon, also known as dog’s tooth grass, devil’s grass, and wire grass—is fast-growing, aggressive, and very tough.  It’s commonly used for golf courses and sports fields because it recovers quickly when damaged.  It is remarkably heat and drought-resistant, grows a deep and extensive network of roots, and is invincible to most herbicides.  To really get rid of Bermuda grass, you have to dig up the soil and pull it out by the root.[Read more…]


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