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Reflections from our teachers

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Reflections from our teachers

Acting on Behalf of Consciousness

I sit to write this reflection only hours after Trump supporters stormed the halls of congress to block President elect Joe Biden’s win. There are countless historic aspects of this day. In particular, though,...

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Asking Better Questions

When we hit a rough patch—especially a long one like the year we’ve had—it’s common to feel stuck, restless, worried. In many places here in the US (including where I live in California) we’ve...

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Apply as Needed

How do you go straight aheadOn a narrow mountain path whichHas ninety- three curves?– Anonymous Zen Koan Developing the ability to pause and sense is a practice in and of itself. Acknowledging that in...

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Practice as a Way of Remembrance

Many are referring to this time as apocalyptic. Fair enough. It can seem as though everywhere we turn a dismantling of some sort is in the works. While we might intellectually feel able to...

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Meeting Grief with Love

Last week, I stepped outside our apartment, looked up at the sky, and took a deep breath of fresh air for the first time in over a week. It was a blessed change from...

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Continuously Stepping off a Cliff

“Most people won’t go to a monastery…but for most people the monastery will come to you.” -Shinzen Young In 2020 it would seem the monastery has come to us, whether we wanted it to...

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