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Dealing with Desire, Talk 2 of 4

How will we know when we have mastered desire? Tranquility marked by a sense that we are lucky to be living whatever life we happen to be living. ~ Dr Bill Irvine Second Talk from the Original Love One Retreat. Henry continues to explore the many facets of original love through zen practice and present […]

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Love in Present Moment Experience, Talk 1 of 4

Henry opens this first talk in the August Original Love 1 Retreat by looking at the word Love, one of the most loaded, variously understood and widely used word in the English language. Henry explores a facet of Love that and manifests as a deep inner journey into who we really are. Henry describes this journey […]

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The New Bodhisattva Path, Talk by David Loy

David Loy finds hope for new possibilities within our many global challenges….  We may ask, how do we find hope and what can we possibly do? According to a Zen Koan, when the master is asked what are all the awakened people doing? the response is simple:  Responding appropriately.  David adds, our practice isn’t about […]

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Message from Henry: A Simple Friend

Can we befriend the one square yard of our sitting mat? That is the challenge, and the invitation.  The wall before us. The seat beneath us, that we sense in the lower body. Sounds all around, close and far off, and in between. Breath lightly coming and going, thoughts coming and going. Feelings stirring like […]

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Virtual Zendo – FAQ

Welcome to our Virtual Zendo While we are closed during the corona-virus outbreak, we have created a virtual zendo using Zoom.  This page… answers frequently asked questions about zoom access contains our schedule of sits, classes and talks get help with time zone conversion for our sits in your time zone provides information about private interviews […]

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Message from Henry: Fully Awake

A fuse has blown, there is only silence. Today’s message is an excerpt from Henry’s memoir, One Blade of Grass, describing an aspect of his path of training. Read Marvelous and Ordinary and The Fertile Void to put this week’s piece in context.  I had been like a best stuck inside a haystack, pushing and thrashing, not knowing if it […]

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