Although enlightenment is sudden and strikes without warning there are preliminary strikes along the path that give us a glimpse at the absolute. The glimpse encourages us to continue the work knowing that encountering the absolute is not yet enlightenment. Lao Huo Shakya’s experience is an encouraging glimpse.
Yao Xiang Shakya
Jazz fans – this is for you!!!!
Winter 2018 – Holiday Message from Old Earth Wisdom Duty: assuming all tasks can betray arrogance. The idea that we can know what… Read More »Winter 2018 – Holiday Message from Old Earth Wisdom
A FREE E-Book by Ming Zhen Shakya – Surprising. Clear. Worth reading.
Ming Zhen makes it clear that Zen is a mystical practice. She offers us a short, penetrating and even historical explanation on the practice of Zen. Includes why Christians are interested – a definition of samsara and nirvana – and a “how to” meditate.
Watch out for the poop!
These alarm words came into my head about three-quarters of the way down the path to the gate. Annoying…just one more thing to pay attention to…I’ve got two full trash bags…heavy and banging up against the fence…I may have already stepped in the poop…
What does it mean to love one’s neighbor? To love one’s neighbor means, while remaining within the earthly distinctions allotted to one, essentially… Read More »The Costume of the Actor by Soren Kierkegaard
We welcome a guest author who offers us a simple, clarifying approach to a purification practice. Try it. See if it helps.
From the archives. You’ll need to print it out and study it. NO KIDDING. MIng Zhen gives us both a wonderful review of the novel, Bee Season but also an excellent practice of concentration. It is a Jewish mystical approach to concentrating the mind; one well worth learning and doing.