Stillness

Podcast: Koan Practice.

In this podcast Zen teacher, author, and poet Henry Shukman talks with host Michael Taft about koan practice, the role of psychotherapy in spiritual practice, and the power of working in the “old way,” the path of working with Zen koans as the journey of a lifetime. Koans are something very interesting to me. And […]

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Make your practice YOUR practice.

In this excerpt from his blog Zen Embodiment, Corey discusses the process of developing a meditation practice that is intimate and personal. There is a lot to be said for picking a single form of practice (Zen, Vipassana, Yoga, mindfulness etc) and then sticking with it. Flip-flopping back and forth between different practices or cherry-picking […]

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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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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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Journal

Back on grid.

I’m sitting outside Tilley’s cafe waiting for Kelly to arrive after work. The lunchtime throng has thinned down to the unhurried few who either sit in older scrunched-in-close jovial groups or sit apart uni students tapping deeply into their laptops. Kelly will be a couple of hours yet which suits me fine as I have […]

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