Archive for November 2010

Rohatsu is coming. Celebration, quality time, quiet time. My wish is for you to enjoy your retreat. Not to rush it or wish you could be somewhere else. Just surrender to each actio...

RETREAT!! RETREAT!! 2010

Our Annual 'AT HOME' Two Day 'ALL ONLINE' ROHATSU (Buddha's Enlightenment Day) RETREAT IS COMING UP ... to be LIVE NETCAST on the weekend of December 4 and 5, 2010.

This Retreat...

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We live in a DISPOSABLE SOCIETY, in which things are used then tossed in the trash. How wasteful we are!

Better to appreciate things as they are, allowing and honoring little im...

Space

Space...Gap or stretch? something out there or just plain close? Something we are part of or something we travel and walk through? Dogen, a simple man in medieval Japan, loved spac...

LEVITATION!

Someone asked me today during our Zazenkai if FOLKS IN ZAZEN CAN LEVITATE.

Well, I am open minded about such things, but I have never seen so in person. The only photos I have s...

Buddhanomics: Live Small

It is hard for any of us to remember in this consumer driven world, but there is a wonderful freedom in living simple, living small.

The psychologist Abraham Maslow said that ma...

Each Time, New

When Dogen was in China he wrote this:

Break open a single particle and all the sutras grow clear: the great merit-wheel of the dharma turns as a whole. The womb of a donkey giv...

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