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Jikan Anderson
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Jikan's Resignation
A few moments ago, I emailed my resignation from my leadership of Great River Tendai Sangha to the leadership of our Board of Directors.  I made plain my reasons for doing so (see below); they do not reflect negatively in any way on our local community, Ten...

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Jikan Taking a Leave of Absence
Greetings all, I wanted to let everyone know that I have requested of the Board of our sangha and our leadership at the New York Betsuin a brief leave of absence.  I will resume the leadership of our regular activities in January of 2016.  In the interim, t...

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Upcoming: Day of Mindfulness and Contemplation
Save the Date:  22 November 2015 Join us for a full day of meditation and sharing the Buddha's teachings.  We will get started at 8am.  This event will take place in the upstairs studio at Yoga in Daily Life, on Mt Vernon Avenue in Alexandria. If you have a...

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Contemplation: Not a single sight or smell
After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your contemplation: There is nothing that is not true reality. When one fixes the mind on the
dharmadhatu as object and unifies one’s mindfulness with the dharmadhatu as it
is, then there is...

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Contemplation: Rare to Meet
After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your contemplation: Such an unsurpassed, marvelous teaching is rare to meet, Even if we count the many lifetimes we have waited. Now I have a chance to discern and listen to the Dharma. I wi...

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Contemplation: The Pure Land
After reviewing the guidelines for this practice , take the following as your contemplation: The Pure Land is Now or Never --famous calligraphy of Thich Nhat Hanh

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Contemplation: Threefold Refuge
After reviewing the guidelines for practice , take the following as your contemplation: Respecting all, I take refuge in the Buddha. Now I wish, together with all sentient beings, to master the great path and arouse the unsurpassed will.  I take refuge in t...

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Contemplation: Nonsectarian Sectarianism
After reviewing the guidelines for practice , take the following as your contemplation: Many people think and say that everyone is supposed to be open, but though the doors of their mouths are open, the gates of their minds are tightly closed with their rus...

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Contemplation: No hindrance in the mind
After reviewing the guidelines for the practice , take the following as your contemplation. With no hindrance in the mind, no hindrance, therefore no fear; Far beyond deluded thoughts, this is nirvana. from the Heart Sutra, as recited at Tendai Buddhist Ins...

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Contemplation: Right Here
 After reviewing the guidelines for practice , take the following as your contemplation: Everything we want is right here in the present moment. Thich Nhat Hanh , Peace is Every Step, p. 42
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