Here are some quotes from Suzuki Roshi in “Not Always So” (chapter: Calmness of Mind) that emphasize working with the exhale while meditating: “Calmness of mind is beyond the end … Continue reading Exhaling and dissolving.
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 Suzuki Roshi’s book, “Not Always So” page 77: “If we do not have some warm, big satisfaction in our practice, that is not true practice. Even though you sit, … Continue reading A warm feeling in Zazen
We often see our lives as full of impediments or hindrances. When we look at our life in a linear way and with a progression of development, what we most … Continue reading Be a white ox in the open field.
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