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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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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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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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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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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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Message from Henry: Love Always Wins

In the end, love always wins. Gandhi said: When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it –always. In the end, love […]

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