Archive for October 2010

I hear from folks every day touched by the bad economy ... jobs lost, houses foreclosed, marriages under stress, people in crisis. These are hard times for so many.

Over the com...

Even As

"EVEN AS" ... an ordinary phrase that one hears used a lot around here: Drop all thought of "this and that" ... even as we live in a world of "this and that" ...Drop all thought o...

The Compass of Zazen

A frequent visitor to our Sangha gifted us with a lovely post ... on Zazen and choices ... on "sitting with" questions ... Zazen is compass-ionate

Yes, folks, indeed it is.

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Dumb Animal

Well, the cat is home from the hospital ... minus his tail, bandaged up and down.

Somehow, he seems okay with it ... too "simple minded" and "dumb" to rehash the past, worry abo...

Cloud Self

This lovely poem of Dogen is an attempt to convey through sound and breaths his real and original face. The mountain of samadhi, the moon of awakening, the white and changing natur...

What Makes You Think?

NOTE: PART OF END OF TALK WAS CUT OFF ... BUT THE POINT GETS ACROSS! 

There's an old Chinese story about the son and the broken leg ...

A farmer had only one horse, and one d...

Stone Woman Dancing

An old Zen poem, the 'Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi' ...

When the wooden man begins to sing, The stone woman gets up to dance.

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It’s almost to the point that there’s a flavor of Buddhism for everyone, especially in the West! From A is for Amida to Z is for Zen, there are groups and teachings of all stripes ...

The topic came up in another thread about worrying too much about what others think of us ...

I have a tendancy to take a lot of what people say to me, personal. ... Can anyone ...

Dogen writes: Do not suppose that what you realize becomes your knowledge and is grasped by your consciousness. Although actualized immediately, the inconceivable may not be appare...

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