Message from Henry: Getting what we want?

In training, in sitting long hours over decades, do we learn more from getting what we want? For example, from experiencing lovely states of calm and clarity, or perhaps even being graced with a  heart-stopping glimpse of the infinite, boundless, loving power of shunyata? Or, do we actually learn more from not getting what we […]

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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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Dharmatalk: The Heart Sutra (Part 1)

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“… Prajnaparamita is the mother of All …” Description: This is the third teisho of the Summer 2018 sesshin. The focus of this talk is the Heart Sutra, which is the essence of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita) teachings. What are the five skandhas, or aggregates? The Buddha said, “The skandha of form is as empty, […]

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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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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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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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