Koushi Jesse Sherrill is a lay Sōtō Zen practitioner. Since life itself is our practice, this site is a place for personal experiences, thoughts, ramblings, Buddhism, and everything in-between.

As I am no priest, anything said referencing Zen/Buddhism should be taken with a  grain of salt.


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Love and a Heart of Stone

Yesterday on Instagram I asked via Stories if anyone had anything they wanted me to write about. One of the responses I received, apt for the upcoming Valentine’s holiday, was: “Fixing a heart that’s like a stone.”


Zen and Jealousy

Of the myriad of negative emotions that we experience as human beings, none has quite self-sabotaged happiness over the span of our existence in the way that jealousy has.


Come As You Are

In the end, maybe the world doesn’t need another Happy Buddhist scholar from me. Maybe I’d be best for the world served the way I am: