Moving Through The Landscape

After the changeable weather of the first week I was here, the past week has, except for one day, been gloriously warm and sunny – and when the weather is like this, I could not be happier. It lulls me into wishing that I lived here again. As always, it is the familiarity of the […]

Norman Fischer

‘Integrity literally means “wholeness.” Wholeness means everything in your life is put together as a whole – body, speech, mind and activity; relationship to yourself, to others, and to the physical world. Having integrity means you aren’t divided against yourself, blocking your energy with inner contradictions, disappointments, or defeats. When you have integrity, you may have […]

Karen Maezen Miller

‘Whatever the scenery, our practice is the same. Our practice is to face and feel everything life is, and everything it isn’t. Everything we think and feel and everything we don’t. Wall gazing is a very thorough practice in facing the fleetingness of things and not getting trapped in momentary apparitions. All apparitions, it turns […]

David Michie

‘One of the most important meditation in Buddhism is contemplating the certainty of death. When we do this regularly, it helps inform our priorities on how to live. For while material considerations are important in our daily life, we need to avoid assuming that they have any greater value than this. A helpful view of […]

Tiantong

The void of the circle of the Way is never filled, The letters on the seal of emptiness are still unformed. Subtly carrying the globe of heaven and axis of earth, Finely weaving the military warp and cultural woof, Opening up, kneading together, Standing along, traveling everywhere: The mind activates the mysterious pivot, thunder roars […]

Dogen

‘You who rightly transmit the true eye that directly sees Shakyamuni Buddha are more intimate with Shakyamuni Buddha than Shakyamuni Buddha is with himself. With this eye you see and bring forth numerous past and future Shakyamuni Buddhas. Therefore, in order to express adoration to Shakyamuni Buddha, you should profoundly venerate this authentic face-to-face transmission and […]