I am a troublemaker, always upsetting the apple cart of conventional thinking, I don’t adhere to an ideology. Things are not black and white, left or right. Life is not what we think. Life is fluid and is not the label I put on it. As humans, we tend to confuse reality with the labels […]
In the journey I call my life, seeing that which made me feel uncomfortable was too painful to bare. Avoiding seeing and feeling was easier. Looking around me, avoiding deep feeling, avoiding connecting to pain was supported and encouraged. Commercialized, institutionalized and rationalized avoidance was marketed everywhere. As a young man, I kept bouncing between […]
Some great insight into the experiment of western zen practice that our Ordinary Zen Sangha is part of. The Korean Buddhist Influence on my life
Paul Hedderman talks about non-duality or actually he talks about what it is not. In this video, I find the perfect expression of what I call “Ordinary Zen”.
Everyday Zen Podcasts from Norman Fisher are a wonderful resource. In particular this podcast of a Dharma talk published November 25 2016, “Living With Ease In A Crazy World – The American Election – Talk 2 Loon Lake Sesshin 2016” speaks to what we are all facing and how our practice informs our actions. Enjoy. […]