A new book by Katherine Thanas

The Truth of This Life

Santa Cruz Zen Center is honored to share a new book with you by Katherine Thanas which is available in our library and in the Books section of the site.

“The truth and joy of this life is that we cannot change things as they are.” Ranging on subjects from the practice of zazen to the meaning of life, Katherine urges us to “develop an insatiable appetite for inner awareness, to become proficient with this mind.”


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“We make such great effort to get into the present moment. But our bodies are always in the present moment. Our body is the fundamental vehicle through which we experience our life. A felt sense in the body tells us what is real and true...”

Rev. Cathy Toldi
From “Touching the Core of our Life”


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