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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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Message from Henry: No Preference

What if we just don’t have to live up to anything? Can you feel the gentle tide of well-being, of ease, of contentment, that then starts to flow in, like warm water over dry sand – a force we had forgotten even existed, and here it comes. And all the beached hulls and hulks that […]

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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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