Birth and Death by Zenkei Blanche Hartman former Abbess of the San Francisco Zen Center There is a verse that’s on the han--the wooden block that calls us to the zendo. It’s also sometimes chanted just before bedtime in many Zen monasteries. It is an exhortation to practice and goes something like this: ‘May I… Continue reading Birth and Death
"All activities are content ~ All content is equal ~ All content is empty" "Don't lose your beginners mind" "Be all in! Stay on Point!" "Keep all tasks current - Stay on the current task!" Morning Dharma Schedule #1 - Drink water! #2 - 10 minutes exercise every morning before zazen! #3 - A.M.… Continue reading Uncle Bucky’s Dharma Rules
"Are you feeding Inertia (the "I") or are you feeding flowing freedom." "Inertia needs context. It cannot live in a void. Void is potentiality. Potentiality has no Inertia." Dharma 101 - Inertia feeds off our rating system..... Inertia lives in the environment of "this activity is important, that activity is not important." Dharma 102 -… Continue reading Inertia – Are you feeding “I”nertia?
"The "I" of the Ego is the "I" in Inertia!" This is a first attempt at a The Dharma Way - in the form of a list of daily practices. These are so simple, that it might seem humorous, but freedom is at the other side of this door...... 1.) Recognize the force of inertia… Continue reading Dharma 102 – Daily Practice
When I was young, I chafed at "discipline", yet I recognized that it was something which played a positive part in my life when I allowed it. But there was also a negative reaction, a pushing back .... always trying to kick in. It seems in the end, it was a force, almost like inertia… Continue reading Dharma 101 – The force of Inertia = Suffering