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The Attainment of Happiness

       Happiness may seem like a simple concept at first. Some people might even say they feel it every day. However, when it comes to defining it, many people may […]

“I Need Life to Slow Down!”

Have you ever found yourself saying, “Life is too busy, I need a vacation… I need life to slow down… then… things will be better.” I know that I have. […]

Meditation Just Once…

Roshi Vimala Muni, John Nemick in his Dharma talk yesterday evening, pointed to an excerpt from the The Song of Zazen by Hakuin Zenji contained in the Hollow Bones Sutra […]

Is Western Buddhism Dying?

In an entry on sameoldzen.blogspot.com, Sensei Alex Kakuyo addresses the question, or more accuratly, makes the statement: “Western Buddhism is dying”. Kakuyo describes himself as, “an ‘elder millennial’. In other words, […]

“One Energy” ~Ram Dass

“The intellect is a beautiful servant but a terrible master. Intellect is the power tool of our separateness. The intuitive, compassionate heart is the doorway to our unity. Watch how […]

Throughout the Ten Directions

“Throughout the ten directions and the three times… “ (Dedication, Hollow Bones Sutra Book p.7) The ten directions are the eight directions of the compass—north, south, east, west, northwest, northeast, […]

Spiritual Life and Practice is Empty

“We must remember that even spiritual life and practice are fundamentally empty.” (Great Wisdom Heart Sutra, Hollow Bones Sutra Book p. 5-6) If we pay attention to the Heart Sutra […]

Buddha, Dharma, Sangha

I take refuge in the absolute purity of this Awakened Mind! (Buddha) I take refuge in this practice of pure selfless awareness, wisdom, compassion and skillful means! (Dharma) I take […]