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Life is as simple as just seeing clearly, without the veil of judgments and criticisms. Just seeing, just hearing, just smelling, without adding a single thing. Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.
Marcel Proust captured the spirit of Zen so well when he wrote, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." When we just see, just hear, just smell, without the conceptual overlays that so often complicate ...
I love language. I'm an English teacher by profession and have a deep respect for words, with their textures and nuances, their crevices and contours. This might sound like a paradox coming from a Zen practitioner, since Zen is so often understood to be sus...
Most people new to Buddhism misunderstand the purpose of an altar. I don't worship the statue at its center or even the Buddha himself, the historical man that the image represents. To me, an altar is a visual embodiment of the awakened mind--life right her...
As I was chainsawing some wood yesterday, I spilled some bar oil on my driveway. I soaked it up with some cardboard but a thin film still remained, so I sprayed it with the hose. The water puddled on the hot asphalt as I took a break in the shade of the gar...
In this Dharma talk, delivered on July 5th, I discuss what our lives would be like if we treated every day like a holiday. Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.
Right now it's chic to dislike the government; in fact, in some circles you are considered a fool not to. Yet it is so easy to overlook the ways in which we rely upon it every day. Fresh food, highways, the internet, police enforcement, the military, educat...
“To question all things; never to turn away from any difficulty; to accept no doctrine either from ourselves or from other people without a rigid scrutiny by negative criticism; letting no fallacy or incoherence, or confusion of thought step by unperceived; above all, to insist upon having the meaning of a word clearly and precisely understood before using it, and the meaning of a proposition before assenting to it; these are the lessons we learn from ancient dialecticians.”
—JOHN STUART MILL, Inaugural Address as Rector, University of St. Andrews, February 1, 1867.
All Buddhist teachings point to one thing, the awakened mind. Find your true nature and then save all sentient beings. Everything else is upaya or skillful means. Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.
Learning how to accept circumstances as they are is one of the most important skills we can learn. Zen does not aim at uprooting those unpleasant aspects of our lives or personalities as much as it helps us to learn how open ourselves up wider in order to a...
The only thing that I understand less than religious people justifying their hostility towards homosexuals through the use of religious scripture is people who try to counter this same hatred with religious scripture . The former is an example of magical th...
Stop eating Thanksgiving turkey! Why it’s time to give up this big fat h...
The venerable tradition has completely lost its meaning
Time magazine is just an embarrassing Internet troll now
Quoting right-wing hacks and usual discredited nonsense, Time aims for outrage. Too bad the issue's so important
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Buddhism in the West - a Perspective 28 years in...and I am only a young...
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Diane Ravitch: School privatization is a hoax, “reformers” aim to destro...
Our public schools aren't in decline. And "reformers" with wild promises don't care about education — just profits
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Jogye Order publishes bilingual series on Korean Buddhism
Late Ven. Jigwan's ambitious project comes together seven months after his death. Jogye Order, the nation's largest Buddhist sect, has publi
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