Featured image: Ascetic Sumedha and Dipankara Buddha –by By Hintha – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11385788
When you are identified with the dream, you don’t know you are dreaming. If you are not identified with the dream, you know you are dreaming.
Our attachments… Zen is a direct experience, it is not some ideology or escape from reality.
Trick or treat? Who’s fooling who?
What are we doing here?
The gift of our Meditation practice.
To practice patience is the ability to endure, and to have forbearance. It is integral to living; without it, we cannot accomplish anything.
After the hurricane.
The Dharma talk from Sunday 10/2/2022, 4 days after Hurricane Ian. It included a reading from A Bird in Flight Leaves No Trace: The Zen Teaching of Huangbo. Unobstructed Wisdom [A monk] asked, “Did the Buddha bring an end to ignorance or not?” The master replied, “Ignorance is the very site where all buddhas attain the Way.” Master Subul, Seon. A Bird in Flight Leaves No Trace: The Zen Teaching of Huangbo with a Modern Commentary