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Message from Henry: Re-parenting

Mu. It’s not a task. Once you really get this second kind of parenting that dharma training can offer, and go through a new kind of childhood, whatever wounds there may be from inadequacies in the first, physical parenting get both healed and greatly reduced in importance.   Message from Henry is from our June […]

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Message from Henry: Go Slow

Go slow… If that feels difficult, try to find the sense of rush in the body. Where is it? Allow it to show itself to you. Give it some space and attention, allow it to be as it is. Tend it, love it, embrace it. Once again, go slow. Sloooooww…… Time – in practice, we […]

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Message from Henry: Lessons

  Just because we had a good time on one retreat doesn’t mean we will in the next. On the other hand, having a hard time during a retreat may in fact have taught us things that will stand us in better stead next time around. Funny how it goes. Message from Henry is from […]

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Message from Henry: Basic Reality

The Dalai Lama says: the basic reality of all human beings is shared. It’s our oneness. And our differences are secondary. Likewise, he says our basic nature is compassion. And anger and violence are secondary.   From our June 10, 2019 Newsletter Image: Dandelion by Dewdrop157, Pixabay License  

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Message from Henry: Concentration

…we see truly… Of all the seven “factors of awakening” the most important is concentration. All the contemplative traditions concur on this. If you can just get clearly and strongly focused and gathered around one point, in single-pointed awareness, you can see through. And once that happens, you can break through, and the whole structure […]

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Message from Henry: Like a Koan

A retreat itself is like a koan — the more we let go of the self and its understandings, the more the retreat makes sense. The more beautiful and wonderful it becomes. Like a koan. What we need to do is just trust, and just let go. Message from Henry is from our May 27, […]

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Message from Henry: Authentic Fulfillment

…to be more free of “me” — and to begin to taste a far more real and profound fulfillment. The basis of what used to be called a religious life, and nowadays we might call a life of spiritual practice, is learning to stop serving the sense of self. It’s pretty radical for many of us, […]

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Message from Henry: Hearts on Fire

Desperation — in a way, it’s quite right. We should be desperate. This situation we are in called life — what is it? Why is it happening? How should we live? Who really are we? Not just hair on fire, but hearts on fire! Zen is passionate. It loves the world, it cares for beings, […]

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Message from Henry: New Levels

The meditative, contemplative life – you might think it sounds so placid… But it’s more like hopping on a throaty old Triumph motorbike and putting it through its paces, seeing what it can really do. Taking this body, mind and heart for ride after heavy ride, taking them for all they’ve got – and finding […]

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