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Yao Xiang Shakya

Viroqua Moment: Four Cylinder Engine Meets Horse & Buggy

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.

What is Zen Buddhism? FREE E-BOOK

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.

The Loveliness of Things by Lao diZhi Shakya

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…