“Demon” is an old word, an ancient idea conjuring up images of devils and other fiercely intimidating embodiments of the forces of evil. Perhaps you, like I, instinctively recognize your own demonic nature. We all have within us the capacity to think speak and act in ways that are harmful. What we do with these demons, our demons, is a central project of the spiritual path.
Vows by Fly 2019 This week has been particularly difficult. The daemons of the mind sometimes take us by […]
The first rank in zen is to see the relative in the absolute – we call it change. When things are going the way we want – we can see change as the relative in the absolute. But anytime all h*ll breaks loose in our life – when things don’t go our way – we go wild with suffering. BUT – Buddha tells us there is an end to suffering – You may ask – where is it? And how do I find it? Fashi Lao Yue suggests you take a look here.
Lessons Lesson 2. Aim – Boots and Feet Boots and Feet by FLY 2019 It was a hard day […]
Winter 2018 – Holiday Message from Old Earth Wisdom Duty: assuming all tasks can betray arrogance. The idea […]
The field of boundless emptiness (unconditioned love) is what exists from the very beginning. You must purify, cure, grind down, […]
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Don’t forget the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS….a monk in training reminds us of the power of these teachings.
Some time ago I heard this story….told by a Buddhist teacher. She with several others went on a trip to […]
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Please SCROLL DOWN to the BOTTOM of the Page ____ ZATMA offers something new for those who’d like to stay in […]
Nienfo Chan/Nembutsu Zen is the most common practice taught in China to enter the gateless gate of Zen. It consists […]