Blog Post 9-18-22 “Zuiban nagaku ikasarette itadaire orimasu ne (I have been caused to live by the deep-conditions of the universe to which I am humbly and deeply grateful)” – old Jiko in A Tale For The Time Being, Ruth Ozeki. After cleaning out a mouse nest, I have finished putting new insulation in theContinue reading

DREAMS ARE THE FACTS FROM WHICH WE MUST PROCEED.

-CG JUNG THE NATURE OF DREAMS points to the innate clarity of the natural, or resting state of mind. Emanations of mind in dreams are ornamentation of primordial or unconditioned awakened mind. We have been enjoying a remarkable experience of discovery and awakening in the Dream Koan Group! As we engage in the imagery ofContinue reading “DREAMS ARE THE FACTS FROM WHICH WE MUST PROCEED.”

What is Zazenkai/Sesshin

“Sesshin is a period of time, usually ranging from 2 – 7 days, in which silence is maintained and the focus is on zazen. Sesshin is a cornerstone of Zen practice for which there is no substitute—it is essential for any practitioner who hopes to gain insight into their true nature. Sesshin, while commonly understood as aContinue reading “What is Zazenkai/Sesshin”

  Greetings, I was reading two books this past week (actually 3 or 4), switching back and forth from one to the other. One day, I found myself reading the same poem from Ancestor Keizan in two: “Though we have vast billions ranging to the clear blue sky in autumn, How can it compare toContinue reading