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Zen for Troubled Times

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear, and you will realize the unity of all things. Dogen 1200-1253 Henry Shukman briefly talks about Zen history and how it can be used to deal with crisis – individual and societal. His […]

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Message from Henry: Brief Bulletin

A day without work, a day without food. This week we have our first work retreat going on at Mountain Cloud. This is more or less the first phase of the “First Phase” of our development plans. A crew of varying size is working on moving Cabin 1 and creating the new maintenance shed out of […]

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Foreword to Flowing Bridge: The Miscellaneous Koans, by Ruben Habito, Part 1 of 3

This first fruit of Zen is about con-centration…coming together toward the center of one’s being or centering… The Zen experience of kensho, or “seeing one’s true nature,” is a pivotal point in a practitioner’s spiritual path. While for some it can be a spectacular event that takes one entirely by surprise, accompanied by spontaneous outbursts […]

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