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Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • Tibetan Pilgrim

    August 18, 2011

    On the right, a mountain with juniper trees—
    at its foot a farmhouse topped with white prayer flags—
    is like a minister on a tigerskin seat.
    On the left, a mountain covered with...


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  • The Two Eyes of Shambhala Wisdom

    August 16, 2011

    Suppose everybody believed that they had only one eye. We would have to let everybody know that they have two eyes. In the beginning, there would be a lot of...


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  • The Hug of Discipline

    August 11, 2011

    Discipline is a very personal experience, extremely personal. It's like hugging somebody. When you give somebody a hug, you wonder, "Who is going to stop hugging first? Shall I do...


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  • Herding the Cows of the Mind

    August 9, 2011

    In the practice of meditation, if there is a temptation to stop paying attention, you bring yourself back. It's like herding a group of cows who would like to cross...


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  • Paul Reps' "Zen Fish"

    August 8, 2011

    For the past forty years, anyone with even a passing interest in Zen has likely read Zen and the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel and Zen Flesh, Zen Bones...


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