Joy in the Ordinary

Sadly we are being waited on By eyes much wiser and knowing Than yours or mine Just to see what we will do In our circle of time ~ Navajo poem Happy small discoveries bring joy and morsels of wisdom from simple unlikely places. In one short period of time the following discoveries were made […]

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Insight Dialogue Opportunities in January

Join us for three Insight Dialogue events this January, led by Insight Dialogue teacher Nic Redfern. Two classes on January 7 and 14, 4-5:30 pm.  No cost or registration but donations gratefully accepted. Feel free to attend one or both classes. Half day workshop on January 25, 1-5pm. Cost is $20 and registration is required. […]

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Dharmatalk: Awakening (Part 2 of 3)

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“… There is no mind to be trained …”   Description: This is the second part of a discussion on enlightenment. It begins where the first part left off—the mindfulness movement. Often the term “awakening” is very misunderstood in some mainstream books about Buddhism. In the Zen tradition, what is awakening? It is not just […]


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Message from Henry: Liming

…fully allow thoughts to arise, endure and pass away… Many of us don’t live in ways that involve regular doses of communal “lounging,” or hanging out – or “liming” as they used to call it in Trinidad. When I played in bands there, to “lime” was to relax, chat, do nothing much, just be hanging […]

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Finding Love & Peace

Your task is not to seek love but merely to find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~Rumi We do not find love by running from or pushing away the beings who need it. We do not find peace by running from or avoiding the opportunity to create it. Awareness […]

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Dharmatalk: Awakening (Part 1 of 3)

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“… All the depth that is in us needs time …” Description: This talk begins with some beautiful reflections on a recent talk by Stephen Jenkinson, author and storyteller. It is the first part of a discussion on enlightenment—how it is understood in Western practice and how it is understood by different traditions. The current […]


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New Year’s Message from Ruben Habito

  Dear friends, fellow practitioners of Zen across traditions, As we welcome the new year and the new decade of the 2020’s, with a heart full of gratitude to each and everyone of you, I convey my deep-felt wishes and prayers for peace and well- being for everyone. On this occasion, allow me to offer some […]

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Mindfulness: A Unique Piece of the Puzzle

Mindfulness is not meant to make us into unthinking conformists or narcissists concerned only for our own well-being and personal transformation. The point is not be free from fear, doubt, or pain, relieved of having to feel the effects of the suffering around us. Rather, by observing our fears and doubts we develop the ability […]

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