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Now!

“In the east, at dark, bright Mars appears, and soon the full moon follows the sun’s path, east to west across a blue black sky.  I am always restless in the time of the full moon, a common lunatic, and … Continue reading

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Practice

“To practice Zen means to realize one’s existence moment after moment, rather than letting life unravel in regret of the past and daydreaming of the future.  To rest in the present’ is a state of magical simplicity, although attainment of … Continue reading

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Impermanence

Wandering for alms –  weak, leaning on a staff, with trembling limbs –  I fell down right there on the ground. Seeing the drawbacks of the body, my mind was then set free.   Therigatha 1.17

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Next Thursday Sitting on 14 August

Thursday meditation is sadly not possible for the next few weeks due to school holiday child care commitments.  Andy

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Just Sitting

“There is no expression with deeper meaning than that of the word “just” in “just sitting.” No matter what, throwing away the activity born of ignorant doings, you sit there, which means you are not being fooled. You stop delusion … Continue reading

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Zazen

“Zazen is like a vast sea, a world without limits, it shines like the moon, spreading its limitless light.  This is Dogen famously extolling zazen. When I’m asked what is the purpose of zazen, I have to say no purpose.  … Continue reading

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The Practice of True Reality

The practice of true reality is simply to sit serenely in silent introspection. When you have fathomed this you cannot be turned around by external causes and conditions. This empty, wide open mind is subtlety and correctly illuminating. Spacious and … Continue reading

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