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Ming Zhen on the Spiritual Life

Ming Zhen on the Spiritual Life

  It’s important to understand that the spiritual life and the religious life are two different things. The Spiritual Life The spiritual life is always an interior life. It is a universally known, protracted series of ecstasies and ecstatic visions, experienced during the state of meditation. By definition, then, there is no ego consciousness involved […]

The Egg in Hand

The Egg in Hand

Whereas most mammals maintain a protected internal environment for the growing fetus, birds use an external protective covering consisting of calcium called a “shell.” This protective shell provides an isolated environment to allow the developing chick to thrive but once the chick is ready to survive in the outside world, this secure vault needs to […]

A Zen Contemplative Practice

A Zen Contemplative Practice

A Zen Buddhist Contemplative Practice We are a new order rooted in the ancient teachings of Zen. We are inclusive, contemplative and are what we like to call a backyard practice. After many years of spiritual practice we discovered an inward inclination to live a more contemplative life. Despite living in an urban setting, we […]

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