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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...

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