Tag Archives: humility

Humility as Nothing to Defend

[ This guest post comes entirely from Jeff Foster. Enjoy ! ] I find truth in anything anyone ever says about me, so nobody can be my enemy. Call me a fraud, I can find it. Call me a liar, … Continue reading

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Earth Day : A Contemplation

[ Written in honor of the Earth for Earth Day; Monday  April 22 ] I have no ability to create Even the smallest part of what this life requires Yet through each moment The Earth sustains all life upon it. … 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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Humility : The Virtue that Nobody Wants

Humility. Discussions of humility don’t come up much in the spiritual circles I have traveled: …possibly because it’s not a word very much used in American Buddhist terminology. …possibly because of association with centuries of Western clerical/religious domination. …possibly because, … 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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