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  • Helping the World to Reform

    May 6, 2011

    As practitioners of meditation, we have to work with the karmic situation of America (or wherever we live) to start with. A certain reformation can take place by natural force—not...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • The Creative Aspect of Everyday Difficulties

    May 3, 2011

    Preconceptions come up in people's relationship to money, their relationship to work, their relationship to sex, even their relationship to their parents. We find it difficult to relate to these...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Awareness without Conditions

    April 29, 2011

    Watchfulness is experiencing a sudden glimpse of something without any qualifications—just the sudden glimpse itself. There is a possibility of awareness without any conditions. Awareness without conditions is just simple...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Exhibitions and Demonstrations

    April 26, 2011

    April has been a busy month for me. On Friday, April 8, I did a demonstration of Zen calligraphy and a gallery walk-through for The Sound of One Hand: Paintings...


    This post was posted in Zen Art

  • Sharp Precision

    April 25, 2011

    There's a sharp precision that exists in our life, which generally arises from some form of training or discipline, the sitting practice of meditation in particular. It's not that meditation...


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