Tag Archives: compassion

Where the Rubber Hits the Road

Am a hopeless nondualist. No “real” self image. No self found separate from experience. No objects at all separate from consciousness. It just makes sense. That, and nondual views accord with the entirety of experience thus far. So… If everything … Continue reading

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A Guilty Story

Lakshmi would not speak it aloud. She wouldn’t tell me what happened, not over the phone. A few minutes later she was sitting on the stoop, still reluctant, full of guilt, needing a gentle coax to get it out. Her … Continue reading

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No Religion – Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

[ Guest post by leroywatson4 on Buddhadasa Bhikku, a great reformer of Thai Buddhism in the 20th century. Enjoy !] No Religion – Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, Chaiya, Thailand – 7th June 2011 Buddhadasa Bhikku “The morality of the young is peace for … Continue reading

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Samu in the Snow

This weekend I practiced a short 3 day sesshin ( period of intense meditation ) with my Zen teacher (Sensei) and a small group of his students. Sitting meditation ( zazen, shikantaza ), chanting, walking meditation, work periods, and mindful … Continue reading

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