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Letting Go

Letting Go 3:3 …continued from Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn Letting go is probably the most difficult concept to grasp and the most challenging action to perform on the Quiet Corner path. Yet without this in our repertoire, all else is for naught. I continue to learn valuable lessons about myself and my world [...]

By | 2017-01-12T14:51:09+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Just Listen|0 Comments

The Song of Zazen

The holidays, the election, and the uncertainty ahead have many of us worried and out of sorts: I know no better way to return to the center and maintain serenity than meditation. In my case it takes the form of Zazen – “sitting meditation” – and below is a beautiful paean for this practice [...]

By | 2017-01-05T15:20:41+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Expect Nothing, Quotes|0 Comments

Quotes for December

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. Dennis Waitley   Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security. John Allen Paulos   The future is completely open, and [...]

By | 2016-12-02T12:54:32+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Quotes|0 Comments

Bodhisattva’s Vow

When I, a student of Dharma, Look at the real form of the universe, All is the never-failing manifestation Of the mysterious truth of Tathagata. In any event, in any moment, and in any place, None can be other than the marvelous revelation Of its glorious light. This realization made our ancestral teachers and [...]

By | 2016-11-10T17:24:04+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Expect Nothing|0 Comments

Zen Quotes for October

Since moving to the country a year and a half ago, I’ve been engaged and busy with so many exciting new things that I put teaching my meditation classes and workshops on the shelf as I adjusted to my new lifestyle. On Monday this week I led my first meditation workshop up here in Hudson. [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:00+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Quotes|0 Comments

Zen Quotes for July

Being in a summer state of mind, with all the fresh farm produce being harvested around me, I went to one of my favorite Zen poetry books for this month’s quotes, appropriately titled A Zen Harvest. Enjoy the rich bounty!   On my way to you A thousand miles become one: Across the wide rice [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:01+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Quotes|0 Comments