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Forgiveness Practice, Walking

Eyes open, with each step repeat to yourself I forgive you one syllable each step I…forgive… you. With each step repeat to yourself I forgive me one syllable each step I…forgive… me. With each step repeat to yourself You forgive … Continue reading

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What the Buddha Meant to Say

WHAT THE BUDDHA MEANT TO SAY You are fake. Your reaction is fake. Your pure awareness of that fake reaction is real.   *  *  **  ***   *****     ********        *************   The entirety of this post was reblogged from: http://buddhainthemud.com/2013/07/06/what-the-buddha-meant-to-say/Continue reading

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What got left out of “meditation”? by David Chapman

[Please enjoy this guest post from David Chapman, who blogs at David Chapman @ WordPress.com ] What got left out of “meditation”? Posted on July 12, 2011 by David Chapman Buddhist meditation methods have been forced through a series of filters … Continue reading

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Changing Horses Midstream

A bit of general advice heard again and again from former Buddhist teachers regarding moving to another lineage or practicing in more than one lineage: ” Don’t change ! You’ll never make any progress that way ! ” ” It’s … Continue reading

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The Buddha’s Warning Against Getting Caught in Doctrines

[ Guest post by Steven Goodheart of METTA REFUGE . Enjoy ! ] The Buddha’s Warning Against                      Getting Caught in Doctrines 2011/12/02 by Steven Goodheart The following conversation was reported to have taken place between the ascetic Dighanaka and Gautama the … Continue reading

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Ryokan: The Never-Despising

In the morning, bowing to all; In the evening, bowing to all. Respecting others is my only duty– Hail to the Never-despising Bodhisattva. In heaven and earth he stands alone. A real monk Needs Only one thing– a heart like … Continue reading

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Stumbling into Grace

Sitting. Meditating. Trying to stay ” In the Now ” Drifting away. Lost in thoughts. “In the Now”. Back, present again. Thoughts chasing thoughts. Sigh. Patience. Practice lightly – those are the instructions. Patience, and practice lightly. Posture. Breathing. Posture. … Continue reading

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What Is This “Me” ? By Toni Packer

[Guest post from Toni Packer on the nature of the “me”.  Enjoy!] What Is The “Me”? The following article was adapted from a talk by Toni Packer on Day 4 of the August 1997 retreat. A somber day, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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The Ten Funniest Scenes from the Pali Canon

[ Guest post from Bhante Sujato, author of SUJATO’S BLOG. Enjoy ! ] The Ten Funniest Scenes from the Pali Canon humor, Suttas What? The Pali Canon is profound, difficult, revolutionary: but not funny, surely. And if it is, then why? … Continue reading

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Walk Above the Interstate

I sometimes take the walkway above the interstate to get to work. Style of practice has changed over the years. So has the view of the cars streaming by, 30 ft. below. DURING … IT WAS … Mahayana practice… compassion … Continue reading

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