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The World is Magic: Reflecting on a Zen Koan
    As it happens, it was on this day in 1394, the Zen priest Ekiho, abbot of Engakuji Rinzai temple in Kamakura successfully exorcised a pesky badger spirit who had been bewitching and... Read more
by James Ford | Monkey Mind
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Go Slow and Easy
Those who pursue money are always rushed, always busy with urgent matters. Those who pursue the Dharma, go slow and easy. “Boring” you say? Maybe. Maybe it’s downright dreary to stop and smell a... Read more
by Daniel Scharpenburg | Bodhisattva Road
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Buddhists and Social Justice: Escaping this world, or our delusions...
Earlier this week Rev James Ford, who I find myself admiring more and more as time passes, wrote a post suggesting "Ten Rules for Social Engagement." There he reflects on the Buddhist life, the... Read more
by Justin Whitaker | American Buddhist Perspectives
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Too Many Worldly Burdens
If a man carries too many worldly burdens, his body will soon wear out. If he worries about too many worldly problems, his mind will soon collapse. To be so occupied with material things is a... Read more
by Daniel Scharpenburg | Bodhisattva Road
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Fierce or Friendly: Koan Introspection for Hakuin and Today
In my last post, I shared a bit of the criticism that Hakuin (1686 – 1768) heaped on the silent illuminationists of his day, generally some practitioners in the Sōtō school. That lead me to... Read more
by Dosho Port | Wild Fox Zen
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A Zen Priest Ponders the Mysteries of "Liberal Religion"
Some time ago I was corresponding with a Catholic priest about something or other, and almost as an aside he drilled down on what my theology was. I replied "I'm a... Read more
by James Ford | Monkey Mind
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Buddhist Prayer of the Day

Walking Meditation

My mind can go in a thousand directions. Now I walk in peace. Each step creates a warm breeze. With each step, a lotus blooms.

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