Category Archives: Meditation

Bankei – from “Unborn: The Life and Teachings of Zen Master Bankei, 1622-1693”

This is a great excerpt from Bankei’s Ryumon-ji Sermons in “Unborn: The Life and Teachings of Zen Master Bankei, 1622-1693” translated by Norman Waddell (page 52-53). It really hits the nail on the head…

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Poem: House of Cards

That life is a house of cards Is a truism The very cliche of impermanence Yet we view some situations As stable, and others like cards? It is very hard to see The house of cards everywhere Especially within The … Continue reading

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Poem: Charnel

I thank you Chödpas must go to the charnel grounds To practice offering their flesh To voracious lower beings But you, you make my life Like a charnel ground A constant offering To grasping for my lifeforce Without moving an … Continue reading

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Yoga Nidra

A week ago, I was surprised to find that my company was running a four week Yoga Nidra class. I felt immediately drawn to sign up, and today was the first class. So if you can imagine walking into a … Continue reading

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Meditation at work

For about the last two and half years I’ve attended a mediation group at work when possible.   It is a great bunch of folks, and we have an online newsgroup where several members post articles or poems they find inspiring about … Continue reading

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