Tag Archives: Gateless Gate

ice walk: stories from awakeville

brittle splitting of frozen crystals spider veins radiate outward jagged, wild no one to fall through the thinned ice today the ice splits nonetheless some weight made the ice split whose ? who hears the brittle snapping all around so … Continue reading

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The Watcher

[ On the blogiversary of SIAOF, am reposting the most popular original post of the last year. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by !] It’s easy to get stuck as “The Watcher “. After meditating a while, and  watching thoughts … Continue reading

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Doubletake

What’s going on here ? Ben Smythe became known as the “You’re Perfect” guy after sitting / standing on street corners in public places with a sign that states ” You’re Perfect ” Timothy Foley crossed the Gateless Gate some … Continue reading

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Ordination

Last weekend, I was ordained a Zen priest. How did this transpire ? After practicing assiduously in various traditions for several years, the last ones being Zen/Dzogchen/inquiry,  awakening happened. A couple months ago, we had my Zen teacher and his … Continue reading

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This Way to Liberation by Lori Ann Lothian

[ Guest post by Lori Ann Lothian of the blog THE AWAKENED DREAMER . The url is below. Enjoy ! ] This Way to Liberation Posted on January 8, 2012 Want to get enlightened? Want to know how? Are you … Continue reading

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Year End Thanks to Readers

In the final hours of the first year of STANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD, I wanted to thank you all for stopping by. It’s a total blast writing a blog, and for what if there are no readers ? This … Continue reading

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