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    Published on 02-17-2012 05:17 AM  Number of Views: 328 

    I came across a discussion on the internet this week about "how to Shikantaza" ... and much good and solid advice was given. Some folks follow the breath, some "Just Sit" in boundless spaciousness, some advised this or that on the posture and letting ...
    Published on 02-12-2012 08:37 AM  Number of Views: 318 

    In the very begining of Shobogenzo, Dogen quotes a famous poem of Nyojo, his teacher:

    My ...
    by Published on 02-11-2012 05:24 AM

    Our little daughter has come home from the hospital today, after we might have lost her just a week ago. HURRAH! HORRAY!! Mom and Dad are AS HAPPY AS HAPPY CAN BE!

    Yet, just as a few days ago when things were dark and we were so sad, we still do not push ...
    Published on 02-09-2012 05:19 AM  Number of Views: 301 

    Our daughter has been in hospital all this week very sick, with Sepsis (a major infection of the blood) compounded by influenza. The sepsis is responding very well to treatment, but it is serious because of her age and she is still a very sick little girl. She's had a spinal tap and been poked and prodded. However, things are stable, ...
    Published on 01-30-2012 06:51 AM  Number of Views: 312 

    Upon investigation, the truth is all around: how could it rely on practice and experience? The vehicle of ...
    Published on 01-22-2012 05:21 AM  Number of Views: 527 

    This week, Japanese Lineages of Soto Zen celebrate the 811th BIRTHDAY OF MASTER DOGEN! YEA! YIPPEE!


    Oh, don't misunderstand! So many of Dogen's Teachings are FOR ALL TIMES AND ALL PLACES. In fact, his vision of Time and Timelessness, BEING-TIME, is ALL TIME IN EVERY TIME, THIS TIME AS TOTALLY THIS TIME AND THAT TIME, ITS OWN TIMELY TIME, EACH TIME OR HALF TIME JUST A WHOLE TIME, A WORMHOLE-TIME, A RABBIT HOLE TIME ...THE WHOLE HOLY TIME. Dogen once-upon-a-time wrote this ...

    Do not think that time merely ...
    Published on 01-16-2012 05:44 AM  Number of Views: 349 


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