Monthly Archives: September 2017

Adharma to Dharma

  Good morning,   We have a bright beautiful equinox day, which is identified as higan, yonder shore or nirvana, for which we are sitting our sesshin today. We say there is heat and chill only up until higan, but … Continue reading

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Karma Kinetic to Dharma Dynamic

  Good morning!   We have a beautiful bright Saturday morning, especially after sittings and service. We have, however, a lot of dark news in the world – climate change, mass extinction, racism, and nationalism with possible nuclear wars at … Continue reading

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Final Attainment in First Aspiration

  Good morning!   Thank you for gathering together to practice on Saturday as well as to celebrate my birthday. This is the best gift for me, for you and for all, because this practice is the best gift for … Continue reading

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Sitting Stills Karma, Sees Dharma, Saves All

  Good morning!   We have a sunny Saturday morning with cool, crisp air, especially after our sittings. We also have, however, our dark world with hot, heated heads. A sphinx asked travelers the riddle of a creature having one … Continue reading

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