Spiritual life is a battlefield. Over time, the battle worsens for the serious spiritual adept – threats along the path […]
Category: Essays by Yao Xiang Shakya
Feeling antsy? Here’s the first of eight of Dogen’s last teaching; the Eight Awarenesses.
These teachings are for your sake. Trees and weeds, tables and doors expound and exalt the Dharma for your […]
Awakening before dawn, I cover my eyes and think of serving; giving little services throughout the day. I think of […]
There was a silence that came when the archer appeared. He was tall and straight and wore the robes […]
The Four Noble Truths I am pretty sure most of you have heard of the Buddha’s four noble truths […]
In Honor of My Teacher. OM NAMO GURU DEV NAMO I remember the bowing, lighting candles, unfolding the zagu […]
Lao Huo Shakya speaks to us about the truth of the body.
Don’t miss this short, sweet and strong truth.
Notice – Two Points. Please read PART 1 first, then come back and read this, PART 2. Thank you. 2. […]
Welcome Dear Friends. This piece may be longer than most of what ZATMA posts. But it is hot off […]
Bleary Doubled 2020 by Fly This is often known as your source of refuge. It comes when you are […]
This image reminded me that I have been a seeker since I was a young girl. My seeking ties me to all humans who yearn to be set free of their human bondage, to be released from sorrow and alienation, to be united with wisdom, safety and divine care. As we begin to emerge from the fog of the human pursuit of happiness, we re-member this core impulse. Then we begin to trust that our impulse to seek the divine is leading us somewhere. We realize it can be leaned on, the energy of our yearning like fuel for our engine of transformation.