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My Remembrance of Erin and Those That Loved Her in a New Light

My Remembrance of Erin and Those That Loved Her in a New Light

Please click on the images to read them.   Author: Zhong Fen li Bao yu Di, A monk in training. A Single Thread is not a blog. If for some reason you need elucidation on the teaching, please contact the editor at: yao.xiang.editor@gmail.com To contact the author: Please use the editor’s email; all e-mail will be […]

An Old Woman Trains to Be a Monk: Her Journey

An Old Woman Trains to Be a Monk: Her Journey

I am an old woman and have lived most of my life as a catholic nun.  My core is Jesus Christ and close to him stands his elder brother, the Buddha.  I am training to be a spiritual monk and one of the tasks given is to write my spiritual biography.  A glimpse is what […]

ALCHEMICAL DETACHMENT AND INTEGRATION  Part 3  by Ming Zhen Shakya

ALCHEMICAL DETACHMENT AND INTEGRATION  Part 3  by Ming Zhen Shakya

Please note this essay is to be taken as all model and metaphor. It was in the thirteenth century, when the Zen schools flourished, that alchemy became a fully-fledged ascetic and contemplative technique.” – Mircea Eliade, The Forge and the Crucible (University of Chicago Press) The second stage of the work. Jung favored a meditation technique he […]

ALCHEMICAL DETACHMENT AND INTEGRATION  Part 2  by Ming Zhen Shakya

ALCHEMICAL DETACHMENT AND INTEGRATION  Part 2  by Ming Zhen Shakya

  And now if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant. I know not what more to say and not transgress the Silence of Pythagoras.” – Sir Isaac Newton, Alchemical manuscript, The Regimen (MSS 1032B RB NMAH, Smithsonian Inst.)   Spiritual Alchemists never attempted to cut God down to size and turn him into a lawman […]

Spiritual Travels: What Brought Me to Where I Am?

Spiritual Travels: What Brought Me to Where I Am?

This draft attempts to describe some of my strongest tendencies and activities primarily during my adult life. This initial effort may include assertions and observations that are fanciful, incomplete, or perhaps untrue. I have found that when I write things down and continue to work on them, it helps me to discover what is not […]

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