No place to hide

May all beings be happy. Least of all common people, with common lives, living in a common universe. No place to run to, no safe place to rest, no dojo to retreat too. Life, Death, how to solve it?       

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Mu – you dog!

Does a dog have Buddha Nature? The fox chases the hound around the moon and you are still picking fleas off the old cat! What do you think of that?       

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Dreaming or Not

Listening to a podcast of Soto Zen chants, they have a chant for everything, including wiping your ass! Dogen, why all the rules? To many rules for me! In the middle of the night, I have dream. A big house, my wife and I and 17 other people move in. What is this? Hippies! Oh […]

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And there is a lot more than this!

Viewing a collection of so called “artifacts” in this university exhibit. I am standing in front of a Seated Buddha Statue, centuries old. It was Atlanta, Georgia in 1986. What is this? Why am I drawn to this larger than life seated Buddha? How intensely beautiful it is! What intimacy I feel, completely exposed and humble, […]

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