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The Gift of Fearlessness

“Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing.

Bravely face whatever the gods offer.” -Morehei Ueshiba

I trained in a lineage of Rinzai Zen for three years and I consider my teacher there to be among the finest human beings alive today, a feat largely attributable to decades of hard Zen training. 1,182 more words

Enlightenment

"No Place Is Too Far To Sit With Your Master"

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From 'Resuming Big Mind', in "Not Always So", by Shunryu Suzuki

“So we don’t practice zazen to attain some big enlightenment that will change our whole being or solve all our problems. That is not the right understanding. 26 more words

Cultivating My Sesshin

Lately I’ve been reading about sesshin, which is the extended periods of zazen that meditators undertake from time to time, usually ranging from a mini-sesshin of three days to a full-blown seven to ten day sessions. 1,020 more words

Quietness

Zazen

Hours in silence
time borrowed
and spent

Counting breaths
to keep my focus
and still
my mind wanders away

Are you here?
a quiet voice echoes… 40 more words

Poems

Symbols

I am very new at the Zen practice, soaking as much knowledge as I can when I have the opportunity to do so. I am starting to notice than a lot of the things we do at Zendo are symbolic of something else. 395 more words

Life

08.02.15 Sesshin

Breathing together,

Waves lapping at the shore –

Seep into the sand.

Poetry