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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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Realize You are the Earth – Thich Nhat Hanh

“We need a real awakening, enlightenment, to change our way of thinking and seeing things. To breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it, realise you are the Earth and your consciousness is also the … Continue reading

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Buddhist View of Interdependence – Alan Watts

“The Buddhist principle that “form is void” does not mean that there are no forms. It means that forms are inseparable from their context- that the form of a figure is also the form of its background, that the form … Continue reading

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The Five Principles of Realization and Liberation

The following are excerpts from an essay written by Dzogchen teacher Jackson Peterson, author of The Natural Bliss of Being.  Jackson hosts the discussion group Transparent Being on Facebook. His full essay can be read here. “The first principle is becoming aware of our … Continue reading

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The Four Qualities of Love, by Thich Nhat Hanh

“The teachings on love given by the Buddha are clear, scientific, and applicable… Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity are the very nature of an enlightened person. They are the four aspects of true love within ourselves and within everyone and … Continue reading

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Become What You Are – Alan Watts

“It has been said that the highest wisdom lies in detachment, or, in the words of Chung-Tzu, ‘The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror; it grasps nothing; it refuses nothing; it receives, but does not keep.’ Detachment means … Continue reading

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Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh

“We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears … Continue reading

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