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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...

May 8, 2018

I have been walking as a practice for most of my life Conscious or unconscious my steps have been teaching Long before my introduction to the ways of meditation Long before the Tao was a part of my vocabulary Long before I observed the Dharma unfolding in a rose bud I...

February 26, 2018

Whether it be meditation, yoga, singing or basket weaving, as long as it is something you do everyday, that activity will be there waiting to absorb some of the difficult energies that life sometime provokes. All we have to do is remember to return to our practices whe...

February 19, 2018

Its all well and good to act according to the whims of inspiration and to leave your creative flirtations up to fate but for anyone who makes a commitment to regularly providing content, distractions can become a killer. Things like technology and entertainment and bor...

February 1, 2018

From where I'm standing, it suddenly seems so clear.  Not clear like the clean up after an accident on the highway; the kind that removes the major obstacles and allows traffic to move along quickly.  But more like the kind of clear that exists at the heart of a de...

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 25, 2018

Its almost like meditation is allowing me to wipe clean the dust-covered layers of my normal perception. The more thoroughly I sink into the vastness of Zazen, the clearer my vision becomes. The more I let go of my ideas and conditioning about what is possible or what...

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 19, 2018

 These are the journal entries I made before and after my first Zen Sesshin (retreat) back in April 2017. I had been regularly meditating for a number of years before this Sesshin and had attended a couple of other meditation retreats and workshops in the past but thi...

January 2, 2018

" It’s not about recoiling in fear at the thought of doing something wrong, it’s about opening your heart and understanding that everything you do is in some way connected to everyone else. It’s about creativity and courage and gratitude and a willingness to sit s...

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