Dharma

Learning to Surf the Waves

Learning to Surf the Waves

HOKUSAI SAYS Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing. He says look forward to getting old. He says keep changing, you just get more…

Working with Reactivity

Working with Reactivity

Processing your reactivity, after meditation: Think intentionally about it. Journal. Talk about it. Break the reactivity down. What actually happened? What triggered you? What arose in you? Were you overwhelmed? Did you remember to pick up your weapon, medicine or…

Online Meditations on Sundays & Wednesdays

Online Meditations on Sundays & Wednesdays

Hi everyone, In light of recent events, I will be hosting my meditation and inquiry sessions online. Of course, I will miss seeing everyone in person but right now it is the only way for us to meet. Under these…

Our Practice for the Week

Our Practice for the Week

Predisposing the Mind to Happiness First thing in the morning – “I look forward to the simple good things that are already on their way.” X7 “I am grateful for the blessings of this day.” X3    “I am grateful…

Adapt to Reality

Adapt to Reality

“I will adapt to ceaseless change.” paraphrase of old Samurai saying

Do Your Best, Then Let Go

Do Your Best, Then Let Go

“Causes and conditions are vast & unpredictable, my power and understanding limited, therefore I make my best effort and then let go.”  

Working with Difficult Conditions

Working with Difficult Conditions

“I will not (merely) be a victim of circumstance.” “I will transform each difficult condition into a path.” – a path of finding a solution to the problem or adapting to the new circumstances. – a path of discovering insights…

Storing Some Sunshine

Storing Some Sunshine

In the evening, Recite three times: “I am grateful for the good things of this day.”   Then think of three or four examples from the day and say:   “I am grateful for: having a roof over my head…

A Meditation about the Circles of Cause and Effect

Circles of Cause and Effect Prepare for the sit. Open with intention. Calm the mind. Recite 1, 10, 25, 50 or 100 times. “All beings are the creators of circles of cause and effect. Their happiness and unhappiness depend upon…

What We Do Matters

What We Do Matters

What We Do Matters Prepare for the sit. Open with intention. Calm the mind. Recite 1, 10, 25, 50 or 100 times. “Everything is connected, therefore my actions matter.” See clearly, whatever arises. Close with intention.