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Message from Henry: Coming Home

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The journey of a million miles begins by sitting down. The whole drama of the self, which wants this and doesn’t want that, and gets anxious and then doesn’t like the anxiety and wants to be rid of it – why not take a […]

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When Spring Returns

When spring returns to the earth, the myriad things are born. Smashing empty space to pieces, one is free and at ease. One will never again become attached to self or others. Although the Dharma Realm is vast, one can encompass it all. *** Venerable Master Hsuan Hua http://www.cttbusa.org/dharmatalks/chan.asp *** Image and Creation by Rosa […]

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Message from Henry: Experience

…we’re all barefoot servants, joined in a joyous humility. Right off the bat Zen is about experience. The fact. Reality. The meeting of this moment in its very core. Like getting inside the heart of the atom. Inside the force that makes this moment – with all its contents unified, and with each of its […]

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Flower’s Song, Dogen

Haru kaze ni Waga koto no ha no Chirinuru o Hana no uta to ya Hito no nagamen. **** Will their gaze fall upon The petals of words I utter, Shaken loose and blown free by the spring breeze, As if only the notes Of a flower’s song? **** The Zen Poetry of DOGEN Verses from […]

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Message from Henry: Zen and Vipassana

…that infinite nothing has the power to resolve our lives, and not through a sweeping nihilism but an infinite loving wonder, a marvel at the core of every moment… I enjoy close inspection and investigation of the fabric of experience. When I’m thinking a lot, is there some discomfort in the body for example: perhaps […]

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The Meaning of it All, by David R Loy

…by not taking this side rather than that, we become receptive to both. By not identifying with either, we can come to identify with everything. ~ David Loy The most important thing that humans create is meaning. Because of our distinctive ways of valuing and intending, it is with us (or, to express it less dualistically: […]

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Message from Henry: Awakening & Training

Awakening: the real experience is a one-off, but it never ends. It’s worth following this path because it offers a means, a way, a vehicle and a safe space for letting go of everything. Afterwards it picks us up and shows us how to live and practice endlessly, beyond the letting go. To let go […]

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Butterfly and Flower

Without a thought, the flower invites the butterfly. Without a thought, the butterfly visits the flower. When the flower blooms, the butterfly comes.   When the butterfly arrives, the flower blooms. I do not know others; others do not know me. Not knowing each other, we act in accord with the Goddess of Spring. —Ryokan […]

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