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|Dec 19th, 2015
|What's enough? What more can we do?
|Dec 5th, 2015
|What would it take for the star to realize it was a star?
|Nov 21st, 2015
|To see things clearly is to extend tender care and respect to them
|Nov 14th, 2015
|Christopher Hawkins - Jukai
|Nov 13th, 2015
|Completely abdicating agency: A Lesson from Pure Land Buddhism.
|Oct 31st, 2015
|The thing about self reliance is that it is often learned from others.
|Oct 24th, 2015
|Using practice to keep life at bay
|Oct 17th, 2015
|Zen practice in America: Repairing a boat at sea
|Oct 3rd, 2015
|Zen and the Birds of Appetite
|Sep 26th, 2015
|The turn from fantasy to possibility
|Sep 19th, 2015
|The spiritual life is its own justification
|Sep 12th, 2015
|Eulogy for Marc Poirier
|Aug 1st, 2015
|The fantasy of a single state of mind
|Jul 25th, 2015
|How to practice "Each moment, life as it is, the only teacher"
|Jun 13th, 2015
|If you want the Dharma, this is the package it comes in
|Jun 6th, 2015
|Gutei's finger and lifelong practice: Relying on the teacher that is always at hand
|May 30th, 2015
|"This is the price of attachment. Worth it, easily worth it."
|May 16th, 2015
|Western philosophy and Buddhism on the relationship between goodness and happiness
|May 9th, 2015
|What is Missing?
|May 2nd, 2015
|We polish the tile to enjoy, appreciate, and know its tile-ness
|Apr 25th, 2015
|Appreciating the divide between us and the ancient texts
|Apr 11th, 2015
|The whole universe is one bright pearl
|Apr 4th, 2015
|Zazen in the midst of Easter and Passover
|Mar 28th, 2015
|How do habit and structure relate to happiness?
|Mar 21st, 2015
|What will Zen practice in America look like?
|Mar 14th, 2015
|How do we see the inevitable old age and death that will befall us?
|Mar 7th, 2015
|How do you think not thinking? Just think.
|Feb 21st, 2015
|I'm not raising my son Buddhist any more than I'm raising him to be a psychoanalyst
|Feb 7th, 2015
|Human love as a ladder to spiritual love
|Jan 31st, 2015
|A clear-eyed man falls into a well
|Dec 13th, 2014
|Committing intimately to where you find yourself
|Dec 6th, 2014
|Practice at Ordinary Mind Zendo. Foregrounding expression over training.
|Nov 21st, 2014
|Bob Koller - Denkai
|Nov 15th, 2014
|Andrew Tootell - Denkai
|Nov 14th, 2014
|Karen Terzano - Denbo
|Nov 14th, 2014
|Eli Geminder - Jukai
|Nov 1st, 2014
|The parable of the dung beetle: Our essential nature and suffering
|Oct 25th, 2014
|Translating Shakyamuni and Sappho across time and culture
|Oct 18th, 2014
|Not stained, not pure. Undivided experience.
|Oct 10th, 2014
|Is your life a series of choices or the experience of who you are?
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