Washing the Dishes

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Most of the time, we’re living in our minds, in our memories, plans, reflections, and judgments. The mind is continually presenting us with thoughts, and we’re buying them, and then identifying with them, and then we end up losing the moment – we’re just off with the thought, and we’re not here at all. I keep training… Read more »

An Environmental Awakening

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Someone asked me if the earth will still be habitable when their three year-old grows up. And is that part of the cosmic perfection? More than ever we are awakening to being an integral part of earth’s ecosystem. As inhabitants of this planet we have some responsibility for the nest we live in and maintaining… Read more »

Which Method is for Me?

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Does one really have to fret About enlightenment? No matter what road I travel, I’m going home. – Shinsho Most people don’t realize what a wide variety of possibilities there are among meditative practices. Perhaps because of mass advertising, they’ve come to identify meditation with a specific practice, like sitting with your eyes closed to… Read more »

The Danger of Information Addiction

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“The teaching which is written on paper is not the true teaching. Written teaching is a kind of food for your brain. Of course it is necessary to take some food for your brain, but it is more important to be yourself by practicing the right way of life.” – Shunryu Suzuki, from Zen Mind,… Read more »