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Message from Henry: Gone

Today’s Message from Henry is a short excerpt from Henry’s path of training as recounted in One Blade of Grass. I had been sitting with a strange koan the past day or two, about Master Kyozan, in which he and a monk do a kind of charade. The monk makes movements with his body and arms, and […]

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Message from Henry: Keiken – Experience

This week, a message from an international collective of young artists known as Keiken (“experience”)… I have to preface this with a disclaimer: one of the artists is actually a niece of mine. I sincerely hope no one will take this as something wrong or unwholesome on my part. I feel encouraged to overcome my […]

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Message from Henry: Just Zen

… there is no mind to put on walking. There is only walking.  But how could nonbeing be blissful? You don’t know, but it is. This is what the famous “just” of Zen means. Zen often says: Just sit. Just walk. Just eat. But “just walking” doesn’t mean: keep your mind only on walking and […]

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Welcoming

… in welcoming, you are completely open, open to perception. In welcoming, you are waiting, completely directionless. …Your real nature is welcoming. from Living Truth – Jean Klein Photo by Rosa Bellino

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Sharing One Breath

    Kono iki ya                                       Ah this breath Mae wa dare no ka                        Whose breath was it before? Hitotsu no ki                                    One Spirit.   […]

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Message from Henry: Promises of Practice

The promise of Zen koan practice is that it is actually possible for each of us to have some taste of the boundless nature of every moment — of this moment now. It’s not guaranteed — but at least we know that we don’t have to be strange, unusual, still less “special” or weird people […]

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