The Eight Inspirations
Curiosity and intellectual growth are important aspects of living well. Creativity and innovation are characteristic of the universal life energy. We all long to learn something new, expand our horizons and capacity for understanding.
One of the ways we do that is by examining the wisdom teachings handed down to us through the ages. The Urban Monk way is to learn from and be shaped by teachings from all over the world. Some of what we do takes the rough shape of Zen Buddhist and Taoist teachings but we are just as interested in indigenous teachings from around the world, teachings from other faith traditions and particularly contemporary commentary and new story developments.