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 […]
After every mass shooting much is said about the bravery, compassion and courage that individuals show in the face of such a horrific event, putting others lives ahead of their own safety. Why do we come together like this in the face of incredible risk to ourselves? Because we are a totality, part of something […]
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”.