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Monthly Archives: May 2012

  • Refreshing Boredom

    May 24, 2012

     Boredom is part of the discipline of meditation practice. This type of boredom is cool boredom, refreshing boredom. Boredom is necessary and you have to work with it. It is...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Haiku of the Week

    May 23, 2012

    facing each other
    this morning—
    as wisteria buds sway

    taiza no kokoro fuji no mi no yureteiru asa


    By Ippekiro Nakatsuka, from Love Haiku: Japanese Poems of Yearning, Passion, and Remembrance by Patricia Donegan.

    This post was posted in Shambhala and was tagged with Haiku

  • Allowing Space

    May 23, 2012

    It is never too late for any of us to look at our minds. We can always sit down and allow the space for anything to arise. Sometimes we have...

    This post was posted in Pema Chödrön

  • Flat Tires Are Part of the Journey

    May 22, 2012

    There is a problem in thinking that you are supposed to be advancing in your practice all the time. You don’t have to constantly be on the road. If you...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Time to Wake Up

    May 17, 2012

    There are two cockadoodling roosters in the Gallery, one by a Shinto hermit and one by a Zen master. Insulted by her naughty brother Susanoo, the Goddess of Heavenly Light...

    This post was posted in Zen Art

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