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    Watch Bonnie Myotai Treace: "Whole Life Offering" Paid Member

    The new Tricycle Retreat for July is led by Bonnie Myotai Treace, the Founder and Spiritual Director of Hermitage Heart, and Bodies of Water Zen. More »
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    Entering the Marketplace Paid Member

    that which you are With "showing up," Genju of 108zenbooks concludes her Oxherding series. We'd like to thank her again for allowing us to share in her journey. Daido Roshi comments, in Path of Enlightenment: Although the moment of realization is just that, a moment, the process of studying the self and clarifying the nature of reality doesn't happen overnight. It doesn't even end with the old sage. It continues endlessly. The spiritual practice of Zen is a ceaseless practice. More »
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    Returning to the Source Paid Member

    returning to the source Number 9 of 108zenbooks' Oxherding series, in which Genju discovers love, include Thich Nhat Hanh's first love. Very beautiful, please go read it. Daido Roshi comments, in Path of Enlightenment: "Having returned to the source the effort is over." Basically, life is uncomplicated. Very true. More »
  • Buddhist named U.S. Poet Laureate Paid Member

    Yesterday, the US Library of Congress named W.S. Merwin as the country's Poet Laureate. Merwin, who moved to Hawaii in 1976 to study Zen with Robert Aitken, is a longtime Buddhist and a prolific writer. His appointment is timely: As a nature writer and an environmental activist, Merwin has the power to call attention to America's wars and the devastation of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The New York Times reports: More »
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    Transcending the Ox Paid Member

    going beyond Part 8 of Genju's Oxherding series. Gate gate... Daido Roshi commentary from Path of Enlightenment: The eighth stage is marked by the complete falling away of body and mind. The ox and the person are gone. Self and other are forgotten. More »
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    Thich Nhat Hanh on Solitude Paid Member

    Being alone means you are established firmly in the here and the now and you become aware of what is happening in the present moment. You use your mindfulness to become aware of every feeling, every perception you have. You’re aware of what’s happening around you in the sangha, but you’re always with yourself, you don’t lose yourself. That’s the Buddha’s definition of the ideal practice of solitude: not to be caught in the past or carried away by the future, but always to be here, body and mind united, aware of what is happening in the present moment. That is real solitude. - Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Matter Image: Deer Park Monastery More »