December 6, 2013
“I, the broad earth, and all conscious beings are enlightened and effortlessly manifest the Great Way together.” “All beings contain within themselves the seeds of Enlightenment and yet we drown in the ocean of birth and death for so many thousands of lifetimes!” This month Zen Buddhists, will celebrate the time of the Buddha’s awakening. […]
September 17, 2013
The great silence is the experience of living deeply settled in our life in all settings and circumstances.
September 1, 2013
Sesshin is a time of everyday life when we carry out the activities of everyday life with the compassionate attention of open awareness.
July 21, 2013
Looking for the moon, it is here, in this wave in the next.
fr. Dogen Zenji’s Instructions to the Cook
May 15, 2013
When the moon’s power holds sway, our minds are quiet, open, and receptive to the moon’s changes.
May 8, 2013
A flower raised in one hand evokes a smile on the face of another. Our zazen is the zazen of the Buddhas.
April 24, 2013
Each of us can recognize ourselves in what seems to be “other”. Each of us can recognize ourselves in the boundlessness of the universe. Take a long and loving look.
April 5, 2013
a teaching on Zen practice as a shift in point of view: looked at one way, separate and narrow; looked at another, one and boundless.