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Reading the sutras -#haiku #buddhism

Reading the sutras,
people from past ages speak –
alone not alone.

Haiku and photo for meditation and reflection by Stephanie Mohan – August 2015


Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Who is Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki?

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki authored English-language books that introduced Zen Buddhism to North America and Europe.

Born in Kanazawa, Japan, in 1870, D. 263 more words


Starting the year: "After the Ecstasy, the Laundry" - a favourite book

This book, a timeless spiritual classic,  is a moving and fascinating account of how the contemporary spiritual journey unfolds, with all the difficulties those choosing such a path must face, whatever the depth of their faith, its religious context, or their position in the world. 780 more words

02 - New Posts: January 2014 Onwards

beginner's mind (day three)

I used to say I write because I want my children to know me. No one really knows the inside my mind me, and I guess we all feel like that. 368 more words


Is Explication the Root of X-Buddhist Stupidity?

Explication is the annihilation of one mind by another…whoever teaches without emancipating stultifies.” –Jacques Rancière, The Ignorant Schoolmaster

A good teacher imparts a satisfactory explanation. A great teacher disturbs, unsettles, invites argumentation… 2,063 more words


On Being an Irrelevant Dick

In a stimulating, rollicking, and exasperating discussion over at Tutteji Dai Osho’s blog (namaste, sensei!) (links at bottom) on “The triple edged sword of irony or: All You Can Do I Can Do Meta,” Kenneth Folk makes a statement that I find rich and illuminating. 1,493 more words


Buddha, Inc.

Is it just me, or does American x-buddhism resemble Corporate America more and more with every passing day? Slick websites touting cutting-edge technology (in the service of The Dharma, of course). 857 more words