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  • Rocky Mountain Dharma Center: Realization Free from Hope and Fear

    September 20, 2011

    RMDC, Route 1, Livermore   
    In the blue sky with no clouds,
    The sun of unchanging mind-essence arises;
    In the jungle of pine trees swayed by winds,
    The birds of chattering thoughts abide;
    Among the boulders...


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  • Zen Reflections in England

    September 19, 2011

    In England, I visited the Tate Gallery to see the works of J.W.M. Turner (1773–1851), Britain’s most celebrated painter.  Turner is considered a romantic artist, and most of his paintings...


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  • The Shower of Truth

    September 16, 2011

    When you put relative and absolute truth together and they become one unit, it becomes possible to make things workable. You are not too much on the side of absolute...


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  • The Ground Cannot Be Fooled

    September 14, 2011

    When we realize that we cannot catch hold of phenomena at all, that is what is known as "absolute truth." There is an absolute quality to the fact that we...


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  • The Vow of Mindfulness

    September 9, 2011

    If you are willing to be mindful, you have to commit yourself. In some sense, you have to take a kind of vow that you are willing to be mindful...


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