Category Archives: zen

Tao of the Jewish Buddha

“Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this and attaining Enlightenment  will be the least of your problems.”   Let your mind be as a floating cloud. Let your stillness be as the wooded glen. And sit up straight. … Continue reading

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Verses on Faith in Mind – Seng-ts’an

“The Great Way is not difficult for those not attached to preferences. When neither like nor dislike arises, all is clear and undisguised. If you wish to know the truth, then hold to no opinions for or against anything. To … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” ~Shunryu Suzuki     In Japanese 無 (mu) … Continue reading

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Buddhist Anarchism – Gary Snyder, 1961

“Institutional Buddhism has been conspicuously ready to accept or ignore the inequalities and tyrannies of whatever political system it found itself under. This can be death to Buddhism, because it is death to any meaningful function of compassion. Wisdom without … Continue reading

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Zen & the Art of Living Deeply

“With traditional arts in Asia much emphasis is put on long-term practice and effort, so as to reach continuously higher levels of skill development. There is a deeper character training happening as well, to reduce the ego’s voice, let go … Continue reading

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The Conscious Process – Bob O’Hearn

“When we begin to see through the illusion we once took to be “me”, there is a simultaneous emergence of our true nature from the background, where it has been waiting patiently for us to sober up from the intoxication … Continue reading

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The Art of Peace Begins with You

“The Art of Peace begins with you. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.” ~Morihei Ueshiba The Art of Peace was written by Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido (合気道) a modern Japanese … Continue reading

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