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Message from Henry: The Force of Awakening

…we can awaken to the fact that all aspects of our experience, and our responses and reactions to experience, are empty, hollow and insubstantial… Once our practice has passed a certain point, it’s as if nothing can withstand the force of the present moment, of the Dharma, of now. It’s as Tahui said: the Dharma […]

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New Year’s Message from Henry

Dear Friends, When we find the Dharma, we don’t need anything else. Wealth, status, good name, comfort — they lose whatever hold they may have had. In effect, they vanish. Once we really find the Dharma, we don’t even need life any more. We don’t even need the Dharma any more, because at last it’s […]

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Message form Henry: Rohatsu Reflections

What a joy it is to be able to go deeper into our human nature, then return to the world that so needs all the love and help we can give… Some reflections on our Rohatsu retreat that ended yesterday… First – as ever – it was Mountain Cloud’s strongest retreat ever! In fact, though […]

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Message from Henry: Overcoming the Unwholesome

In our contemporary culture we don’t address evil sufficiently, according to the writer Martin Shaw. That’s why we have so much of it dominating our culture. Even in the spiritual realm today we may prefer the transcendent, the exalted, the sublime over the recognition and uprooting of the unwholesome. But older cultures, oral cultures, spend […]

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Message from Henry: Doubt

The opposite of doubt is faith. Some markers of it would be: gratitude to the sangha, humility before the practice. Try not to let the demon doubt come between you and your practice. For incalculable eons, according to the old scriptures, we have labored in darkness, unable to find the way and be liberated. Now […]

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