There is going to be a little more Dogen in the next couple of weeks as I start organising my thoughts around the upcoming workshop in Santa Cruz, and that is how it should be…

‘The Buddha said, “All things are ultimately unbound. There is nowhere that they permanently abide.”
Know that even though all things are unbound and not tied to anything, they abide in their own condition.’ (Mountains and Rivers Sutra)


3 thoughts on “Dogen

  1. Death comes.

    I cry endless tears, an ocean. My body aches from crying…

    Dogen washes my mother, and washes her hair.
    Finally, finally, after so much pain and suffering
    She waltzes away to Strauss.

    All these words are nothing.
    But a pointer
    To This.

    Don’t pursue enlightenment – no such thing.
    But maybe if you become truly free,
    You can dry my tears.

    Dogen cradles me, and strokes me with infinite love,
    and we are carried away by the mountains and rivers.

    a sad buddha breathes in a long cold night.


  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words, and I hope you find some comfort in the teachings. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.


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