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no land in sight

no land in sight by dominic 724   everyone is looking for a lighthouse, a beacon, a buoy, s o m e t h i n g to tell us we are going the right way …. it helps to … Continue reading

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transpersonal

transpersonal by dominic724   meeting apparent others across far scattered time zones views and traditions locations of mind bearing witness to pain of experience subtle confusion distinct imbalances of vision, emotion, and body each in turn standing naked speaking bare-hearted … Continue reading

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The Rafting Trip

The Rafting Trip by Peter Tjeerdsma Life has been a whitewater rafting trip for the personality I wear at this time. Restful pools of chilling depth . . . relaxing . . . just long enough to dump me over … Continue reading

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About Satori …

Oshaku Okumura, one of the foremost exponents of Dogen’s teachings, said when he was asked about Satori: “Satori is nothing but being aware of, or being alert in, whatever activity you are doing right now, right here. Any activity is … Continue reading

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Primitive Hut Retreat

primitive hut retreat on a breezy hillside of scrub forest in winter little hooves scuff by at 1:00 am one morning two owls duel hooting in the predawn dark immersed in natural quiet alive, vital, spacious, free animal, vegetable and … Continue reading

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You will get nothing out of Buddhism !

Buddhism is disappointing.  If one thinks that Buddhists will be any different from other people,then one will be disappointed! Let’s be honest, people are people, and we shouldn’t expect too much. People can acquire a lofty attitude, but at least … Continue reading

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The I is a Fool

The I is a Fool Passing out shreds of advice like Halloween candy Craving approbation, appreciation, approval Surely now they see my wisdom Since I finally see it too ! The I is a fool. Ordering, arranging Making tidy, staying … 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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The Diner

lined faces animated a room of grey heads and world war mementos on the walls drank cascades of hot coffee chatting about oil fields and the power plant and a little girl’s nose “You only come here on your birthday!” … Continue reading

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