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Monthly Archives: September 2011

  • Making Friends with the Real World

    September 29, 2011

    In the practice of meditation, having developed a sense of trust in oneself, slowly that expands its expression outward, and the world becomes a friendly world rather than a hostile...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Chaos Is the Inspiration

    September 27, 2011

    Very beautiful situations have developed using chaos as part of the enlightened approach.  There is chaos of all kinds developing all the time:  psychological dis-order, social dis-order, metaphysical dis-order, what...


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  • Bochum, Germany

    September 26, 2011

    John Stevens and Felix Hess in front of a Daruma by Hakuin. The Hakuin scroll is one of 15 from Felix Hess' Kaeru-an Collection on display at the Buddha Spur...


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  • Relaxing Wherever We Are

    September 22, 2011

    You don't have to live in a palace all the time. Wherever you are, it is a palace. During a program at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center, I and my students...


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  • Rocky Mountain Dharma Center: Realization Free from Hope and Fear

    September 20, 2011

    RMDC, Route 1, Livermore   
    In the blue sky with no clouds,
    The sun of unchanging mind-essence arises;
    In the jungle of pine trees swayed by winds,
    The birds of chattering thoughts abide;
    Among the boulders...


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