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  • Emotions Help Wake Us Up

    June 24, 2013

    Before we can extend our compassion to others, we first have to extend it to ourselves. How do we do this? We have to look at our own mind and...


    This post was posted in Dharma

  • The Open Mind of Doubt

    June 21, 2013

    In the beginning, it’s easier to experience our controlling mind, with all our attachments, than the open mind of doubt and unknowing. So the exercise is first to make a...


    This post was posted in Zen

  • Poems for Summer: Child's Concept of Death

    June 20, 2013

    Warriors die and are born.So do swallows die and are born.In this blue sky—Sun shines,Moon sets,Anything could happen.
    May the rhododendrons never die.Juniper should not die.I will die one day,Maybe without...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Haiku of the Week

    June 19, 2013

    Book Coverno color or scent
    when flower-viewing—
    stuffy nose

    iro mo ka mo
    nakute hanamiru
    kazahana kana



    (by Inoue Shiro)

    From The Art of Haiku: Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters by Stephen Addiss


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  • Our Responsibility to Open

    June 19, 2013

    These days the world really needs people who are willing to let their hearts, their bodhicitta, ripen. There’s such widespread devastation and suffering: people are being run over by tanks...


    This post was posted in Pema Chödrön

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