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Our Connection with Dharma Wind Sangha in Belgium

Our Connection with Dharma Wind Sangha in Belgium

    Dharma Wind Zen Sangha Our brother and Reverend Master Yao Xin Shakya are happy to announce a link between A Single Thread and Dharma Wind Zen Sangha. For those interested Reverend Master Yao Xin offers days of practice online, articles and meets in France every year with his Sangha members to celebrate the […]

Spring Practice

Spring Practice

The Wheel of Birth & Death   The Wheel of Birth & Death Wandering in Suffering Re-Lent 2017 Sunday Afternoons – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 1611 Brummel/Backyard Zendo Room for 15 participants Accessable Contact:  Marilyn Fischbach, marilyn.fischbach@gmail.com This is an offering of to study the Buddhist Wheel of Death and Birth/Wheel of Suffering. This study will […]

A Monk Goes to a Chan Master

A Monk Goes to a Chan Master

Links Here is the first of what might be more teachings to contemplate. And…it is a place where you may leave a comment. A Monk Goes to a Chan Master

Householder’s Self-Awareness

Householder’s Self-Awareness

Householders…Need a Spiritual Uplift? Download the FREE pep talk for spiritual seekers living alone or with others. Householder Self-Awareness

Hermit Wisdom — E-Book

Hermit Wisdom — E-Book

A New eBook – Just click on the Hermit Wisdom link below.   Hermit Wisdom The book is a series of prayerful meditations. Please feel free to download it for your practice. It is sure to have flaws in it…and yet, it still has wisdom. Editor’s Choice… Nothing Is Perfect, Everything Is Just Right I […]

Trends

Trends

  I read this morning that the early Christian church took on the laws and structures of the Roman state. It was when persecutions of Christians ceased and mandatory affiliation as a Christian became the norm. It was an ancient trend. Trends are nothing new, groups form and share what is attractive or fashionable and […]

The Way Through

The Way Through

A Way Through Life seems simpler if we blot out awareness of its mystery, but such a life is an impoverished one. There is a dimension to ourselves, the most essential dimension, which it is folly to ignore. Patricia Wright’s Gate is a delicate image of this. She shows us the complexities of a normal existence […]

Looking Beyond the Profane

Looking Beyond the Profane

        We may own things, we may do things — without suffering as long as we do not rely on the profane world as real. It’s like a fun house. Made of crazy mirrors showing distorted shapes.

Undertow

Undertow

Submerged in the rippling water, My toes gently sink into the sand. I step into the next wave, And feel a strong pull as it recedes. A riptide can be dangerous, But it is I who make it so. My fear of disappearing, Of leaving all behind, Keeps me from the joy of the deep […]

April Sitting Notice

No Sitting April 3rd.  

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