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Eco-Dharma Lecture and Workshop: May 18-20 – CANCELLED

EVENT CANCELLED Mountain Cloud Zen Center is pleased to offer an Eco-dharma, non-residential workshop with Zen writer and teacher David Loy. Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-4pm Lunch provided Cost: $150  The weekend is preceded by… Free Public Lecture, Friday May 18, 6pm Dana gratefully accepted Join David to explore these questions… Does Buddhism provide any special insight into […]

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Fully Human

To be fully human – that’s the project. To do that, the key is dropping the self, being liberated from a constricted notion of self, forgetting self, seeing through self and its two attendants, greed and aversion. ~ Henry Shukman   Image: Ocean woman by Nerivill, CC0 Public Domain from Pixabay.com

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Message from Henry: True Zero

Who knows true zero? English trees in wind: leaves shaking and shimmering. The woods are like tinsel. So many shades of green. So many layers. A beech stirring in the wind, ashes giving a hoarse roar, an end-of-season rosebush waving weakly, a willow with its wands dangling and dawdling, as if trying to point to […]

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Teisho: Case 66, Book of Equanimity: Kyûhô’s “Head and Tail”

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“… the movement into service …“   Description: Henry begins by explaining how koans are a doorway into the deepest aspects of our existence. Zen is about letting go of everything we think we know, of all our beliefs and opinions. It is a process of purification that allows for the discovery of another dimension of our existence. […]


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Message from Henry: Cup of Tea

There is a hump we can get over, a corner we can turn, and it’s getting less mysterious by the week, as contemplative neuroscientific research keeps after it. *** The practice is multi-valent. It can meet any number of different angles and perspectives from which we might plug into it, and any number of different […]

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The Nonduality of Good and Evil, David Loy

If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? —Alexander […]

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