We live in a stressful time

We don't have to be defined by it

Zen Buddhism is known for helping people to suffer less and to be happier. We can help you to learn techniques that have been used for thousands of years to work with anxiety.

More people are struggling with anxiety and other difficult emotions than ever before. Certainly medications and therapy can help. Nonetheless, you have far more ability to help yourself than you realize. It is not in the interest of the pharmaceutical companies to have you believe that.

We have practices and supports to help you create a new relationship with your emotions. For example, anxiety isn't simply something to avoid, and it isn't only one thing. People have normal anxiety, toxic anxiety, and sacred anxiety. Once we learn to discern the difference between these types, we can work with them skillfully.

We can't keep stress out of your life.  We can help you learn to work with it effectively.

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Mindfulness is only a starting point

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You CAN find freedom

Our goal is to help you to learn to live with ease even in times of stress, or as the Buddha said it, to walk smoothly over rough ground. Try everything free for 10 days and if you get benefit, stay as part of our growing community.
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Here is a brief example of one of our videos, but we also include guided audio meditations, live online group meetings, and individual meetings for members


Zen Monk

Douglas Cheolsoeng Gentile

Venerable Dr. Douglas Cheolsoeng Gentile is an award-winning psychology professor, author, researcher, and is a Zen monk (bhikṣu). Named one of America's best 300 professors by the Princeton Review, he is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. He is also a meditation teacher and Dharma holder in the Five Mountain Zen Order. With decades of scientic research and training in several styles of Buddhism, he has a dual expertise in Western psychological science and Eastern philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in child psychology from the University of Minnesota and his M.Div. in Buddhist ministry from Buddha Dharma University.

Zen Monk

Eric Daishin McCabe

Venerable Eric Daishin McCabe is a priest in the Soto Zen school of Buddhism. With a keen interest in Ecology and the World’s Faith traditions, he received his B.A. in Religion and Biology at Bucknell University in 1995. His early mentors were Prof. John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker with whom he studied Interfaith Dialogue with a special interest in Indigenous lifeways. He subsequently apprenticed with Patricia Dai-En Bennage Roshi of Mount Equity Zendo for 15 years. During this time, he trained at several Soto Zen Monasteries in Japan as well as in France with the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. In 2013, he continued training in the art of spiritual direction and Chaplaincy at Wellspan Hospital in Pennsylvania. He is recognized as an International Zen Teacher (Kokusaifukyoshi) by the Soto Shu.

Yoga Instructor

Jennifer Gentile

Jennifer is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200), and member of Yoga Alliance. She teaches regularly in Ames, Iowa. She is also certified in Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy. She says, "I like to keep my classes lighthearted, relaxing, and encouraging for everyone. If you can breathe, you can do yoga."

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Ethan Nichtern

Author of The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path

"Dr. Gentile's presentation of meditation and Buddhist practices is kind, clear and useful. His academic and scientific background supports the transformative approach of these practices, without overcomplicating his presentation. Students new to meditation will find a good container for beginning a practice here."

Pricing options

We offer two pricing options - you can have a lifetime membership for a one-time cost $599, or a montly membership for only $27 a month. We will be adding new meditations and courses every month, because once you find something that works for you, you will begin to change, and will need new practices to build on your successes. Please consider supporting this resource by becoming a member.

Your membership not only benefits you, but supports Zen monks so that they can continue to help others.