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  • Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

    October 3, 2011

    How do we work skillfully with rough times?
    How do we transform our lives during times of upheaval and unpredictability?
    How do we broaden our tolerance for uneasiness?
    It seems that these questions...


    This post was posted in Uncategorized

  • 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...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • 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...


    This post was posted in Zen Art

  • 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...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

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