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    Green Koans: Basho's Last Words Paid Member

    “Bashō,” by Yokoi Kinkoku (c. 1820) BACKGROUND:Matsuo Bashō (1644 – 1694) is Japan’s most celebrated haiku poet. A Zen devotee, he dressed as a priest and spent much of his life traveling on foot from place to place, composing haiku along the way and refereeing contests and renga (linked verse) gatherings. Bashō’s death poem (“Ill on a journey--/ dreams go wandering still/ over the withered moor”) is well known. But, although they are well-documented, few people are familiar with his final words.Lime sticks are covered with a sweet, sticky glue and function similar to fly paper. More »
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    Train Your Mind: Whatever You Meet Paid Member

    16. Whatever you meet unexpectedly, join with meditation.When our lives are going relatively smoothly and predictably it is easier to maintain our mindfulness. But when things are happening fast, it is hard to remember to join what we encounter with meditation. It is also easier to think of others if we ourselves are not currently either in the midst of some crisis or caught up in some amazing opportunity. But it seems that no matter how hard we try to stay on an even keel, we keep being blindsided by unexpected events. More »
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    Week 4 Q&A: Whole Life Offering Paid Member

    1. Anger and reactive fear come up so often when I sit fuming in front of the evening news, and I think, If you're not angry, you're not paying attention, dammit! The world is so outrageous I can't beleive it. But your message of the exact opposite, if we pay attention we can't fail to be kind is just as true, or even more true. Do we help others stay present by being present? I see this sometimes with my children, less so with adults. Thank you for your practice. - MM Myotai responds: More »
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    Train Your Mind: Four Practices Are the Best of Methods Paid Member

    15. Four practices are the best of methods. More »
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    Train Your Mind: Seeing Confusion as the four kayas Paid Member

    14. Seeing confusion as the four kayas Is unsurpassable shunyata protection. More »