Grasp nothing, hold nothing. There is just now, here, fresh, new, alive. Now. Just do your practice with all good grace. – Harada Tangen Roshi View the printed version.
(Listen to this on the audio page) Q: I wanted to ask: “Is it alright to do ‘Metta’ sometimes, which is a Buddhist form of loving kindness meditation?” For instance, in the last half hour the mind just didn’t go to the breath. It’s like a dog being put on a leash. It was just … Continue Reading about Your Body Becomes Your Mantra
Question: You’ve often spoken about how thoughts create time or the sense of time. I come from a physics background and look at the world around me and think of time as that in which change occurs. Are you talking about thoughts creating an internal sense of time, because you also talk about coming from … Continue Reading about Time
Question: I’ve been sitting though the bells and not moving. It surprises me because once upon a time I would not have been able to because of the psychological pressure. I think you have spoken of dealing with pain and why it’s there, and don’t know whether you might say anything else. Linda: About dealing … Continue Reading about Pain
So let’s start by closing our eyes. And here we go again – seven days of sitting, looking in – how exciting – a week of doing this. That’s what a retreat is about – a retreat from your normal everyday life. A lot can happen in seven days. And none of you will leave here … Continue Reading about Excerpt from opening talk at Kallara 7-day retreat, March 2017