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Faith & Breathing

Faith Even if you take all the suggestions in my books and this blog, you are bound to come up against a wall now and then. You may sometimes wonder exactly what you are doing, as nothing seems to be happening. And at times throughout this quiet-corner process (there’s that term again!), you may question [...]

By | 2016-11-17T12:18:41+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Find a Quiet Corner|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

Relationship Meditation

There is probably nothing that challenges us more than our relationships, since every aspect, every nuance of our life involves a relationship of some sort. Every waking and sleeping moment, we are engaged in a relationship with something or someone—with our spouse, boss, children, friends; with coworkers, store clerks, strangers; with our thoughts, dreams, [...]

By | 2016-10-27T15:07:41+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Serenity in Motion|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

Acceptance & Projection

Acceptance Through each step of the process of finding, facing, and using a quiet corner, you will learn a great deal about yourself. The first thing you might learn is how you deal with the process. While there is some instant gratification in three-part, three-breath breathing, most of the lasting and strengthening rewards of spending [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:01+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Find a Quiet Corner|1 Comment

The Paradox of Ego

The idea, or rather the reality, of an ego is paradoxical. On the one hand, it gives us a healthy supply of self-esteem, which in turn provides us with the necessary energy to face the world and its inherent storms. On the other hand, it can drive us so deep into self-consciousness that all we [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:01+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Serenity in Motion|1 Comment