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Harvey Daiho Hilbert

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"Fresh," 20 x 24, acrylic on canvas $100.00 (SOLD)

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Lets talk about Zen. Zen is one of the practices of the Buddha Way. It is not a belief system or a dogma. It is not a philosophy, nor a religion in its own right. Zen is a practice, the practice of meditation, a practice done in many forms: sitting, eati...

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With palms together, Good Morning All, “I am of the nature to grow old”…so says one of the five remembrances, and more often than not, my own body as I wake in the morning. Stiff, tense, unyielding to free movement, I hobble. Sometimes needing a cane, som...

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With respect for all,
Good Morning Everyone, What do we think of when we think, “Zen Buddhist Priest?” Many new
acquaintances have reacted with great surprise as they discover I am an
ordained Zen Buddhist priest, and more than that, the founder of an Order...

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The Pure Precepts
Good Morning All, There are three pure precepts in Zen Buddhism: 1. Cease doing evil, 2. Do good, and 3. Bring about abundant good for all beings. These three hinge on our understanding of good and evil. Not so easy. What is "good"? What is "evil"? Some m...

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No Hindrance, No Fear
With palms together, "...with no hindrance in the mind, no hindrance therefore no fear..." from The Great Heart of Wisdom Sutra The sutra teaches that when we are in a state of samadhi (complete one pointed awareness) there is no hindrance in the mind, that...

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Stillness and Revolution
With respect for all, Good Morning, The time is 9:07 and I am sitting outside at our patio table. The sky is a brilliant blue, cloudless, spreading from horizon to horizon. Public radio is offering “Performance Today” giving me a selection of beautiful clas...

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Keep it Real
With palms together, There are days when aspects of our lives seem overwhelming and there are days when everything seems like a dream come true, delightful and to be cherished. We tend to seek one and avoid the other. I have learned this is a mistake becaus...

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The Face of the Deep
"The Face of the Deep," 20 x 24, acrylic on canvas, $120.00

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"By the Sea," 16 x 20, acrylic on canvas, $90.00
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