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Skeleton Dance

I am not quite sure this tree has died as skeletons dance at twilight on a late October day. Happy Halloween.

Encourage Yourself

Student says “I am very discouraged, what should I do?”

Master says “Encourage others”

- Zen proverb

The best way to bring yourself out of a slump is to be of service to others. 14 more words

Life

A Celebration of the Dharma

When we take a meal, we enter into the process of merging with everything that surrounds us. When we defecate, we enter into the process of merging with everything that surrounds us. 68 more words

Daily Wisdom

Reflections: Life in a Soto Zen Monastery in Japan

At 4:00 AM the morning officer turns on lights in sangha hall and performs wake-up bell ringing inside to wake the sangha.  After face washing, the sangha retreats into the rear door of the Sodo, with left foot first when going out, right foot when coming in. 2,171 more words

Buddhism

Silence the angry man with love

Zen

Rekha reblogged this on Window With A View and commented:

Buddham sharnam gachchami! Salute to the great Master. I know it is very difficult and near impossible for me to follow this but I am striving very hard to be a good gal!

zen poem: four

for all the toads

who have ever lost

their lily pads

and for all the lily pads

who have ever lost

their water

and for all the water… 12 more words