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Monthly Archives: April 2011

  • Burning Heart

    April 19, 2011

    In the wilds of the Deer Park in Sarnath
    There are the monasteries and shrines, relics of Buddhism.
    A stray dog finds a wounded deer lying in a shed
    And licks it in...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • The Stroke of a Hair

    April 15, 2011

    With greater clarity, pain is experienced more harshly, more precisely and directly. According to the abhidharma, the Buddhist teachings on psychology and philosophy, the unwise feel pain as the stroke...


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  • Both Light and Shadow are Necessary

    April 12, 2011

    Unless we have an understanding and acceptance of pain, we will have no way to transcend that pain. Throughout our lives we are struggling. We struggle because, in our being...


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  • Reflections on Japan

    April 7, 2011

    The opening of a gallery is a festive event, but I am afraid I must begin this blog on a somber note. All of you are aware of the recent...


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  • Three Elements of Insight Meditation

    April 7, 2011

    Insight meditation practice is based on three fundamental factors: first, not centralizing inward; second, not having any longing to become higher; and third, becoming completely identified with here and now...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

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