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Hogetsu’s Stone Bridge (after Case 52, Blue Cliff Record, Joshu’s stone Bridge)

  Even with wrinkles, a crack- maybe some patchwork- Hogetsu’s great Stone Bridge supports our strivings. Then, ————————————————————-at the apex, above the echo of laughter and masonry of Mind, ——————————————————she thrusts up the shore. Inexplicably, ———————————————————–you are here. share: Blog … Continue reading

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Emergency Room Zendo

I am finishing up another 10 hours of emergency call, with, as usual, all sorts of thoughts running through my head: “I’m so tired,” “I hope I made correct decisions today,” “How could I have missed another Sunday morning sitting at … Continue reading

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Reflections on Joan’s reception for Sri Lanka Relief

Although I made a decision to make a small monetary donation to Sensei’s team of psychotherapists weeks before an upcoming reception for them on July 22nd, I am happy I was able to attend the small gathering for them, in … Continue reading

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Easter for the Buddhist

I feel funny saying I am anything these days, but as I get ready to celebrate Easter with my family, having been raised Roman Catholic, I am contemplating what it is that I do that is “spiritual,” other than conceding … Continue reading

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Helplessness as Practice

I recently saw two movies that reminded me of the value of spiritual practice and the importance of practicing immediacy in the midst of real concrete, true-to-life dilemmas. One movie, “The Descandants,” portrays George Clooney as the husband of a terminally … Continue reading

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