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  • The Hug of Discipline

    August 11, 2011

    Discipline is a very personal experience, extremely personal. It's like hugging somebody. When you give somebody a hug, you wonder, "Who is going to stop hugging first? Shall I do...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Herding the Cows of the Mind

    August 9, 2011

    In the practice of meditation, if there is a temptation to stop paying attention, you bring yourself back. It's like herding a group of cows who would like to cross...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Paul Reps' "Zen Fish"

    August 8, 2011

    For the past forty years, anyone with even a passing interest in Zen has likely read Zen and the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel and Zen Flesh, Zen Bones...


    This post was posted in Zen Art

  • Searching for Work in the Present Moment

    August 5, 2011

    You can plan everything, if you plan in accordance with your present state. You don't plan something in terms of what you would like to be. No one can do...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Start with What You Are

    August 2, 2011

    You have to start with what you are, where you are now. Concept cannot exist in the present state, but awareness is very much there. You are aware of the...


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