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Zen

Sam Harris on meditation.

In this podcast Belgian neurologist and neuroscientist Stephen Laurey interviews Sam Harris about his meditation practice. Meditation… is a way of recognising just how much there is to be grateful for. You haven’t died yet. Your life is right here to be enjoyed, and it can only be enjoyed by you. In this corner of […]

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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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Zen

Spreading out the vision.

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

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Zen

One Bright Pearl.

An interview with Henry Shukman.

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poetry

Reflections on a morning walk.

A Haiku poem.

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Journal

Sitting.

Up early to sit with the world before it gets all over-sprayed with the crazy and confounding. Moment by moment, breath by breath…that is my greatest teaching.” Peter Matthiessen

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Zen

Doorway.

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