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The Dwelling Mind on the Royal Road – Part One – The Body

The Dwelling Mind on the Royal Road – Part One – The Body

Take up the method for yourself and find out for yourself. What is the method? Begin by looking within, looking at the internal states. Use the mind to study the mind within. The tool needed to turn within is attention. Attention to the nature of what shows up is your royal light. Everyone has 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 […]

The Dharma of the Fuzzy Glow in You! by Yao Xiang Shakya

The Dharma of the Fuzzy Glow in You! by Yao Xiang Shakya

The Birth of God Story. I will begin with a morsel of the well-known story of the birth of Jesus Christ. This morsel may at first be like a snack but much like the tapas from Spanish cuisine it is for spiritual connoisseurs a sophisticated delight. The morsel is packed with spiritual nourishment from the […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Bite of an Apple

A Bite of an Apple

Holy Objects Holy objects point to wholeness, not to the literal or concrete. Icons are one example of a holy object. It is not a mere symbol. A symbol suggests a contract or signa as a means of identification as in a badge. An icon is something greater. It shows a slice of something bigger. […]

Koan 85 & the Vanishing Bluebird by Zhong Fen li Bao yu Di

Koan 85 & the Vanishing Bluebird by Zhong Fen li Bao yu Di

THE MASTER Ikkyu showed his wisdom even as a child. Once he broke the precious heirloom teacup of his teacher, and was greatly upset. While he was wondering what to do, he heard his teacher coming. Quickly he hid the pieces of the cup under his robe. “Master,” he said, “why do things die?” “It […]

The Wheel of Suffering: A Story in Many Parts PART TWO: The Center by Getsu San Ku Shin

The Wheel of Suffering: A Story in Many Parts PART TWO: The Center by Getsu San Ku Shin

THE WHEEL OF SUFFERING: A STORY IN MANY PARTS PART TWO: The Center A senior teacher at Shasta Abbey, whose website I often visit for Zen teaching, provided a key to the Wheel of Suffering when he noted that if you find yourself caught in a place of suffering, you are ignorant of something. The […]

The Wheel of Suffering: A Story in Many Parts

The Wheel of Suffering: A Story in Many Parts

The Wheel of Suffering: A Story in Many Parts PART ONE – The Beginning Three years ago, my teacher offered members of the sangha support and guidance to create a personal artistic expression of the Wheel of Suffering, an ancient Buddhist mandala comprised of images that map how we humans create and re-create our own […]

DAILY PRACTICE – PRECEPTS

DAILY PRACTICE – PRECEPTS

This is a clear and simple practice to do every morning and evening. Begin with gratitude that you have found this practice path. Call out your own name, i.e., Your Name, What luck! Remind yourself of how lucky you are to find this Way.   Chant or recite out loud the following poem by Hsu […]

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