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Dream

Lost in Dream

I never saw the heart beating in my chest the Love that was the melody to my life The life that I overlooked searching too far searching in the future for the Present I alway miss Here before me Me! This Being that beats in my heart this song that moves my fingers writing a song […]

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Henry

Message from Henry: “My Practice”

…the practice was never “ours,” and it’s there … that its true saving grace lies. It’s natural and appropriate that when we start to practice, most of us will think of it as “my practice.” It’s something I’m doing, and it’s for me. Many of us will tend to approach it as something we do […]

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Ben Connelly: Mindfulness and Intimacy, April 24, 2019 6:00-8:00pm

“Go beyond mere mindfulness—and deepen your connection to your self, the people in your life, and the world around you.”   Join us for an evening with Zen Priest, Ben Connelly author of  Inside Vasubandhu’s Yogacara and Inside the Grass Hut  Suggested Donation is $15 Dana appreciated Ben will be speaking about his new book, Mindfulness […]

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Reflection

When the Light Reflects on Itself – The world is created – A Wonderful reflection Of Itself into form – A form-less marriage Of Light and shadows. The Light Never changes True to Itself – Its projections Ever changing, flickering On the still canvass That embraces everything That Lights everything Lost in the dream You  walk […]

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Henry

Message from Henry: Not Knowing

… we never know what blessings can arrive in disguise. Yamada Koun tells the story of Hosshin Zenji, who began grew up in feudal Japan to be a humble, illiterate servant called Heijiro, around the time of Dogen. After mistreatment at the hand of his young master, Heijiro left the castle where he worked for […]

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Henry

Message from Henry: Deep Dependable Peace

Imagine how this world might be, if more people knew a deep dependable peace in their core. Whatever suffering you have faced in the course of practice – for example on your last retreat – remember the hard times, don’t gloss over them in your mind. Instead cherish them. Embrace yourself for having suffered through […]

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