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Cushion with a view.

This was the frontdrop to my meditation practice this morning. Zazen is not much concerned with the view. Pretty much any undisturbed space will do. But it’s nice to place my mat amongst it all and sit Instagram style every once and awhile. Soft grass. Sand. Surf. The Way is perfect like vast space where […]

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With this.

With this, be this fully; with that, be that fully. When sad, be completely sad; when happy, completely happy. Through and through, become the wave, become the ocean, become the cause and the effect. How can you not be? Guo Gu Passing Through the Gateless Barrier (Shambhala 2016)

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Genjō Kōan

Unpacking my tattoo.

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Spreading out the vision.

A technique for improving your meditation and cultivating a relaxed open awareness.

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One Bright Pearl.

An interview with Henry Shukman.

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Doorway.

Some wise words from Ayya Jitindrya, an Australian Theravadin (Buddhist) nun

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A day of quietude.

Up early. Today will be a full day of meditation with my local zen group. Known as zazenkai which literally means ”to come together for meditation”. A day of quietude. Shared solitude. Seeking a little internal silence is almost a reflexive immune response to the overwhelming feeds from COVID-19 that have been poured over our […]

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Video: On consciousness.

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi I don’t know much about Peter Russell. I have not read any of his books but his bio states that he is an author who initially studied mathematics and theoretical physics at Cambridge University (UK), before changing his […]

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On having no head.

In a couple of weeks, I will be attending another 7-day Zen meditation retreat (this will be my 4th).Why the heck do you want to spend 7 days sitting silently on your butt I hear you ask? Well, for one reason, it gives me the opportunity to investigate the illusory nature of my self. To […]