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.
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
Question: A couple of times during this retreat it seems as though the anticipation of the next moment receded. Linda: Receded? Question: The anticipation stopped, briefly. And there wasn’t reaction to the sensations of pain that were there. And it seemed that that anticipation was the entry point into time. I wanted to understand it … Continue Reading about The Entry Point Into Time