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July 8, 2018

The idea that the basic act of living is just as important and fulfilling as success or fame or respect is mind-blowing to most of us. We are so conditioned to want to achieve things and to make a name for ourselves that we often feel like failures if we aren’t recogni...

May 21, 2018

Our form now being no-form, in going and returning we never leave home. Our thought now being no-thought, our dancing and songs are the voice of the Dharma. How vast is the heaven of boundless samadhi! How bright and transparent the moonlight of wisdom! What is there o...

May 14, 2018

Our ego (the thing that likes to consider itself separate from everything else in the universe) is like a single leaf on a massive tree. Sure, the leaf is unique and has its own direction when it detaches from the branch but fundamentally speaking, it is not separate f...

February 9, 2018

The third element that I feel really encourages inspiration is something that Zen master, Suzuki Roshi, referred to as beginners mind. The idea itself is actually quite simple but it is often very difficult to achieve. In order to have a beginners mind, in relation to...

January 28, 2018

Zen, as I understand it, is about something much deeper than simple mindfulness or a silencing of our thoughts. It’s about awakening to our true nature; to our Buddha mind. The practice of Zazen is about remembering who and what we truly are. This, as they say, is our...

January 22, 2018

Walking in nature has become almost over-whelming because of my intense focus. I am so attuned to the freshness and the beauty that it makes me want to run or weep. It energizes me in an indescribable way.

January 11, 2018

" My personal identity was lost to the spirit of play and because of this emptiness, I was open to the flow of inspiration. "

December 24, 2017

    The idea behind creative awakening is actually very simple. It is basically just a program that aims to teach people how to practice their craft as a form of celebration. A celebration of what, you ask? A celebration of the fact that we are the magnificent kal...

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