Zen Master Tangen Harada Roshi on how understanding the truth of emptiness can reveal Original Mind.
Virginia Woolf on our relationship to illness, its potential spiritual value, and the mysterious intelligence of the body.
This short poem – Wordsworth’s ode to a rainbow – is a simple and direct expression of awe and manifestation of ‘beginner’s mind.’
Wyoming poet Brandon McQuade’s “Jamaica” is a narrative of searching for God in the tropics and coming face to face with disillusionment.
David Hinton on what Taoism can teach us about Deep Ecology and how we can reconnect with our own ancient Paleolithic roots.
Baso’s Very Mind is the 30th case or koan in the Mumonkan, The Gateless Barrier, a collection compiled in the 13th century by Rinzai master Wumen Huikai.
BY QUINCY MCMICHAEL
Snow is water, and water conducts electricity, but the electric fence will not fire as usual, buried three feet deep.
“Life is the wind. Life is the water. As long as life appears as phenomena there will be the stirrings of delusion. Delusion is in fact the movement, the stirring, of awakening.” – Norman Fischer In this 2019 essay featured in his new book, When You Greet Me, I Bow, Zen teacher and poet, Norman… Continue reading Everything is Made of Mind: Norman Fischer on the Playing-Out of Impermanence and Eternity
Santideva talks about the practice of meditation as a means to reveal Awakening Mind, here particularly focusing on the discipline and skill of relationship.
BY SARA MCAULAY
I’ve come here for raptors. Left my campsite at dawn, hiked down through blue shadows to the meadow.