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  • Reflections on Japan

    April 7, 2011

    The opening of a gallery is a festive event, but I am afraid I must begin this blog on a somber note. All of you are aware of the recent...

    This post was posted in Zen Art

  • Three Elements of Insight Meditation

    April 7, 2011

    Insight meditation practice is based on three fundamental factors: first, not centralizing inward; second, not having any longing to become higher; and third, becoming completely identified with here and now...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • After the Teacher is Gone

    April 4, 2011

    One of the Buddhist scriptures says: “Since Buddha-nature pervades all beings, there is no such thing as an unsuitable candidate (for buddhahood or the Buddhist teachings).”
    This scripture was composed after...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Don't Get Stuck in a Pigeonhole

    March 31, 2011

    There is no problem when people are not stuck on anything but are in the process of expanding. Then you can find a sense of built-in freedom. Don’t try to...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Movies as Eye Massage

    March 28, 2011

    When people go to a movie, they go because they want a change, something to see besides their usual scene of washing dishes, working in their office, or whatever. They...

    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

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