This blog is about the section in the Gate, Gate, mantra which says: going beyond constructions of time. In the past few years, I have practiced a lot on breaking … Continue reading Beyond Constructions of Time #4
I have been reading “Not Always So” by Suzuki Roshi and found some interesting words on Time. They go along with what I have been working with for the past … Continue reading Express yourself fully
From “Touching the Earth, Intimate Conversations with the Buddha” by Thich Nhat Hanh, pages 25 and 26: “Lord Buddha, I shall listen to your advice and look deeply into impermanence, … Continue reading No-Birth, No-death
Quotes from Suzuki Roshi, Zen Mind, Beginners Mind, page 27 “To live in the realm of Buddha nature means to die as a small being, moment after moment” This quote … Continue reading Losing our balance in a background of perfect harmony
The dichotomy we have been working with in Dogen’s Uji is time and timelessness. Another way of naming this duality is linear, sequential time and ‘being-time’. “Being-time” drops the moment … Continue reading Does Time fly by?
I am teaching a class on the Buddhist sense of Time. It feels like working with Time could be a complete avenue to awakening. We know that one of our … Continue reading The Self is Time
Throughout all religions, there is an emphasis on repentance. It is the ability: To humbly acknowledge a mistake or transgression, To feel the appropriate amount of regret, not too much … Continue reading Beginning anew