Dogen Zenji was a Japanese Buddhist priest, writer and poet who lived in the early 13th Century. Garry Snyder is a teacher, poet, essayist and travel writer who lives today … Continue reading Blue Mountains.
Spent the morning exploring a ways down Cherry Walk which starts only a short pitch from our campsite and winds in gentle shaded counterpoint against the tea-brown Ovens river.
This, from one of my favourite writers, Peter Matthiessen:
The space goes on. But the wet black brush tip drawn to a point, lifts away. –Gary Snyder, from “Finding the Space in the Heart” Featured image via … Continue reading Finding the Space in the Heart.
Dragons Gate is situated atop a high waterfall that cuts from the legendary Longmen mountains above the Yellow River at Hunan. Carp that have endured the difficult and treacherous journey … Continue reading Here there be dragons.
If we were not so singleminded about keeping our lives moving, and for once could do nothing, Perhaps a huge silence might interrupt this sadness of never understanding ourselves and … Continue reading Silence.
“Don’t be helpful; be available.”–Robert Fripp (King Crimson guitarist and meditation practitioner) Sage advice. So often we are far too busy proffering advice and concocting opinion to just open a … Continue reading Don’t be helpful.