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Four Dictates

“I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, let it go.” ~ Chan Master Sheng Yen

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Time Is Life

“Many people cannot allow themselves the time to sit and do nothing but breathe. They consider it uneconomical or a luxury. People say ‘time is money.’ But time is much more than money. Time is life. The simple practice of … Continue reading

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DhammA for kids

Meditation Circle members are invited to check out Bhante Gunaratana’s YouTube videos where he teaches the Mangala Sutta to young children. There is also a live Zoom session available if member’s children would wish to join. From the Bhavana Society … Continue reading

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A Matter for Every Day

Do not be concerned with who iswise and who is stupid.Do not discriminate thesharp from the dull.To practice whole-heartedlyis the true endeavor of the way.Practice-realization is notdefiled with specialness;it is a matter for every day. – Dogen (1200-1253)(quote courtesy DailyZen.com)

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Make Some Noise

“Many years ago in Thailand, the local villages surrounding our monastery held a party. The noise from the loudspeakers was so loud that it seemed to destroy the peace in our monastery. So we complained to our teacher, Ajahn Chah, … Continue reading

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Mind Games

“Trying to find a buddha or enlightenment is like trying to grab space. Space has a name but no form. It’s not something you can pick up or put down. And you certainly can’t grab it. “Beyond this mind you’ll … Continue reading

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Lou Reed with Ren GuanGyi practicing Tai Chi

As a follow up to the post regarding Lou Reed’s Meditative Death. Lou Reed studied Tai Chi (Taiji) with Master Ren Guangyi. The water -flowing 21 form of Tai Chi mentioned in that article is being taught by Lou Reed … Continue reading

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Lou Reed’s Meditative Death

This is an except from a longer piece by Laurie Anderson about her partner, Lou Reed. It speaks to the precious work that may be done in our lives in preparing for the inevitability of out deaths, via our meditative … Continue reading

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What do you lack?

“Make no mistake about it; if you do not find it now, you will repeat the same routines for myriad eons, a thousand times over again, following and picking up on objects that attract you. “We are no different from … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day

Search back into your own vision.Think back to the mind that thinks.Who is it? ~ FoyanQuote courtesy DailyZen.com

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Settling Quarrels

“There are those who do not realize that one day we all must died. But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.” ~ The Buddha | Dhammapada 1.6

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Your Only Treasure

“The mind that is not always caught up in details is your only treasure. Stop chasing details and become still to feel it. The mind that sees details clearly, but is not caught up by them, is like a vast … Continue reading

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Seeking the Way

True study of the WayDoes not rely onKnowledge and geniusOr cleverness and brilliance.It is an easy thing,Just cultivate aKeen and sincere desireTo seek the Way. – Dogen (1200-1253) | quote courtesy DailyZen.com

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Recipe for Contentment

“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the … Continue reading

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Invisible turmoil

Withdraw now fromthe invisible pounding and weavingof your ingrained ideas.If you want to be rid of thisinvisible turmoil, you must just sitthrough it and let go of everything.Attain fulfillment and illuminate thoroughly.Light and shadow altogether forgotten.Drop off your own skin,and … Continue reading

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