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Becoming a Luminous Exemplar of the Dharma

“Becoming a Luminous Exemplar of the Dharma”

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Having great shame, subdue the self with utmost
determination and astuteness.
Instantly control the mind of conceit, instantly… 141 more words

Buddhist Practice

Get Out And Stay Young !!!

As I pootle around on my bike, it’s easy to forget that I am in my late fifties.

I don’t feel any older than I did forty years ago, in fact, my stamina and fitness is far better now than it was then. 310 more words

Buddhism

More on personality problems

I discussed some of my problems with the word personality and how it is used in an earlier post.

This morning, I found an wonderful post by Robert Priddy that put the matter well. 682 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Practice Idea - Taste The Mud and Be Free

In Buddhism we often talk about remaining fully present and mindful in the midst of unpleasant sensations, thoughts and emotions. Most people understand this, but actually sustaining presence beyond noting and momentary awareness is often quite challenging. 350 more words

Mindfulness

Fetishized semiotics part two

In a previous post, we discussed how semiotics can become fetishized and why that matters. In today’s post, I want to continue that discussion. 507 more words

Cultural Norms

Confidence Trumps Understanding In Our Practice

By: Ven. David Xi-Ken Astor

The Zen master Shunryu Suzuki said, “Instead of having a deep understanding of the teaching, we need a strong confidence in our teaching, which says that originally we have Buddha nature. 672 more words

Meditation And Practice

Confidence Trumps Knowledge In Our Practice

By: David Xi-Ken Astor, Sensei

The Zen master Shunryu Suzuki said, “Instead of having a deep understanding of the teaching, we need a strong confidence in our teaching, which says that originally we have Buddha nature. 663 more words

David Xi-Ken Astor