Equanimity in Diversity

Guided by your original nature, your true face, everything is illuminated. With a reading from: ” The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng .”  — Pine, Red.

Eat Cake

Dharma talk – Sunday, July 4, 2021.  “Equanimity, and cake”

The Still Point

The great way is the still point permeating all movement. “Moonlight on water”

Linji’s Grandfatherly Advice

On this Fathers Day, 6/20/2021, Will reads from The Record of Linji (Linji Lu). Linji is the great grandfather of one of the schools of Zen (Chan) and has a message for us today. “Nowadays, he who studies buddhadharma must seek true insight. Gaining true insight, he is not affected by birth-and-death, but freely goes or stays. He needn’t seek the excellent— that which is excellent will come of itself.”  

clouds

Bittersweet Life Lessons

The Road trip to my old homestead in northeastern Pennsylvania was a lifetime in the making. Touching into the deep recesses of my repository consciousness, the storehouse of all memories.  Bittersweet memories intermixing with the present moment like clouds breaking up rays of sunshine. Real and unreal, laughing and crying at the same time. Emotions dragged out of the deep caverns of the forgotten. One flowing into the other. My mother’s ashes placed next to my daughter Karen’s and my […]

Imagined Reality

Don’t believe everything you think. Don’t believe what you are programmed to think. Imaged reality is created by projecting our habitual thinking.

The Middle Way

Liberation is not a ticket to somewhere else. impermanence, emptiness, no-self…

Wheel-of-suffering and dependent origination

Dependent Origination

This week we are birthing the Buddha, as we contemplate dependent origination and no-self.