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November 07, 2018
The Great Way is Gateless….
“The Great Way is gateless, Approached in a thousand ways. Once past this checkpoint You...
May 01, 2018
Go Slow and Easy
Those who pursue money are always rushed, always busy with urgent matters. Those who pursue...
April 03, 2018
State of Innocence
"Put a fish on land and he will remember the ocean until he dies. Put...
March 29, 2018
There are times when we act with unshakable faith in the Dharma even though we...
February 05, 2018
Take Care of Yourself
"If one knew oneself were precious, one would guard oneself with care." -the Buddha So,...
January 29, 2018
We practice Enlightenment when we sit on the cushion. Every time we sit and do...
January 22, 2018
37 Practices: Let it Go
This text "the 37 practices of a Bodhisattva" is a concise text written by a...
December 20, 2017
The Last Temptation of the Buddha
I'm going to relate to you what was my favorite Bible story when I was...
October 23, 2017
Mirror of Zen: Part 4
29. If you know that thoughts are illusions then you're already free. What need is...
October 04, 2017
Formless Practice: Just Sitting
I'm writing about a formless meditation practice. This is a practice that doesn't involve reciting...
September 19, 2017
Faith in Mind: Rest and Suchness
Stop activity and there is no activity; When activity stops, there is no rest. Since...
September 08, 2017
Faith in Mind: Unifying the Mind with Silence
Merely stagnating in duality, How can you recognize oneness? If you fail to penetrate oneness,...
September 05, 2017
Faith in Mind: Beginning the Practice
The Supreme Way is not difficult If only you do not pick and choose. Neither...
September 01, 2017
Faith in Mind: Introduction
Faith In Mind is a long poem about Enlightenment. It was written by the third...
August 01, 2017
Awakening and freedom. That's what the path is all about. Enlightenment really just means awareness,...
July 14, 2017
Lojong Point 6: Disciplines
This group of slogans is connected with the perfection of wisdom, prajnaparamita. They are connected...
June 08, 2017
The Only Zen You Can Find….
"The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you...
April 28, 2017
Awakening With Breathing
Following the Breath This technique has been around for a long time. It is almost...
April 18, 2017
The Bodhisattva is willing to be authentic, willing to get hurt and be sensitive and...
April 13, 2017
Maitri and Karuna
Bodhicitta, the mind of awakening, arises by paying attention to the interconnectedness of things. Bodhicitta...
April 04, 2017
Zen: The Mystic Flower
Zen is a culture of awakening. It doesn't really match any of the categories we...
March 13, 2017
There is a deep awareness that exists within us. We may not experience this awareness,...
February 23, 2017
Joyous and Wonderful
What we are trying to do on the Buddhist path is overcome the things that...
February 02, 2017
Anatta and the Mind
Our purpose on the Buddhist path is to come to an understanding of anatta, or...
December 21, 2016
Ikkyu Burned His Enlightenment Certificate
photo by Hartwig, Flickr cc Ikkyu is a big inspiration to me. He didn't settle...
August 22, 2016
Stages in the Bodhisattva’s Journey
Bodhi, or awakening, is present in all of us. In a sense it could be...
April 11, 2016
Zen Master Dogen called it, “The dropping away of body and mind.” It's an experience...
March 20, 2016
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