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ZEN AND THE ART OF

ZEN AND THE ART OF …The word “art” relates to the perfecting of skill and craft of one kind or another — craftsmanship. What does “perfecting” mean? I see perfection as transparency, creating a window that sees beyond or through itself.Art is not restricted to the visual arts, to “fine art,” or to anything at Continue Reading

HURRY UP AND RELAX, In dharma practice, after the preliminary (purification) practices are completed and we have done what remedial work we can, the…

HURRY UP AND RELAXIn dharma practice, after the preliminary (purification) practices are completed and we have done what remedial work we can, the call for forced effort is flagged down and gradually eliminated. If we aren’t supposed to make effort (to try, try, try), what are we supposed to do?It doesn’t happen in a day Continue Reading

HAPPY TIBETAN NEW YEAR!, Today celebrates the Tibetan New Year (called Losar), the day after New Moon, in this case February 16th, 2018, the New Moon…

HAPPY TIBETAN NEW YEAR!Today celebrates the Tibetan New Year (called Losar), the day after New Moon, in this case February 16th, 2018, the New Moon taking place yesterday.This is the year of the Yang (male) Earth Dog, which traditionally is very competitive, even aggressive, and is said to accumulate much wealth, and is passionate. The Continue Reading

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, Well, it’s Valentine’s Day, but Margaret is some 800 miles from here as we come down to the New Moon, which is tomorrow,…

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAYWell, it’s Valentine’s Day, but Margaret is some 800 miles from here as we come down to the New Moon, which is tomorrow, February 15th at 4:05 PM EST.She is out at our monastery, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) in the mountains above Woodstock, NY doing the intense practice for the Dharmapalas (fierce Tibetan Continue Reading

Wow

Wow. Maybe the boldest, most creative #superbowl call I’ve ever seen. As a fan without a dog in this fight, that was a fantastically entertaining half of football. Neither of these team is an all-time great one, but it’s sure been fun. #superbowl ‬