Archive for January, 2013

The Merit of Practice

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

One of my teachers in Zen is Karen Maezen Miller, whom I have known for seven years; I have visited her, and she guided me through my first sesshin. However, her sangha is located in Los Angeles, which is over 300 miles away. So it hasn’t been entirely practical to attempt to join or practice […]

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Zazen

Monday, January 14th, 2013

On the black cushion a stone sinking and floating into the dark light.

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Where You Stand

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Accept indeterminacy as a principle, and you see your life in a new light, as a series of seemingly unrelated jewel-like stories within a dazzling setting of change and transformation. Recognize that you don’t know where you stand, and you will begin to watch where you put your feet. That’s when the path appears. -John […]

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