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  • The Flute of Eternal Joy

    June 2, 2011

    Thoughts, like elephants, leap into the sky,
    The bird of impulse is trapped in a net,
    The horse of energy is saddled,
    The song of the cuckoo has arrived from the north,
    Wisdom shines...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Seeing's Not Believing

    May 31, 2011

    Here’s a new take on an old saying: “Seeing’s not believing.” That’s true. When we see something, we don’t have to believe in it, but we do have to see...


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  • Zen Art in Greece

    May 26, 2011

    I participated in the International Art Seminar organized by Eamonn Devlin and Aikido of Athens from May 5–8 in Nafplio, Greece. I taught classes on Zen calligraphy, Misogi, and Aikido...


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  • Dancing with Squareness

    May 26, 2011

    Photographs are boxlike. We have a square camera with a square perspective. That squareness seems to be our general frame of reference. But we don't have to be too concerned...


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  • The Basic Principle of Photography

    May 24, 2011

    The basic principle of photography is viewing things as they are in their own ordinary nature. We should be willing to see a particular vision without expectation or conceptualization. We...


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