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Oh Bear!

Oh bear! You lived in a beautiful wild place, and you were wild too. Scavenging, scampering, maybe climbing trees. Maybe you were confused and sad, maybe angry, scared or threatened. Out of ignorance and wickedness they took you too soon. … Continue reading

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She who hears the cries of the world. . .

Kannon Bodhisattva— Invisible and with a light, almost imperceptible touch— When you’re with me, holding me, I don’t feel you.   I don’t feel you Until after you’ve done your work.   Only then I know you’re with me— Always … Continue reading

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The Practice of Immediacy

How can we respond to the vastness of the present moment? This is the question we ask each time we take up the Practice of Immediacy. The Practice of Immediacy, as conceived by Roshi Nicolee Jikyo McMahon, Abbot of Three … Continue reading

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