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    Published on 02-12-2012 07:37 AM  Number of Views: 79 



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

    My ...
    by Published on 02-11-2012 04:24 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 04:19 AM  Number of Views: 118 



    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 05:51 AM  Number of Views: 69 



    Upon investigation, the truth is all around: how could it rely on practice and experience? The vehicle of ...
    Published on 01-22-2012 04:21 AM  Number of Views: 144 



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

    But in some ways, MASTER DOGEN IS VERY OLD AND OUT OF DATE!

    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 04:44 AM  Number of Views: 75 

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    I often feel that monastic practice is so "yesterday" ... so "13th Century".It's true, and in some very important ways, it may be time to knock down the monasteries, throwing their cloistered inhabitants into the streets! **

    For most of its history, lay practice has taken a back seat to the "real spiritual action" said to happen only among the ordained Sangha, usually ...

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