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When Kids Know Stillness

So what about meditation and our young ones? Five-year-old Marissa Roberts was the littlest one in the youth meditation class Sunday at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Parents know 5-year-olds can be a tad active. But Marissa tried hard to follow the instructions of her...

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Want Some Stillness?

Come join us for one or both of these upcoming meditation opportunities... Winter 2011 Day-long Intensive Meeting Our Heart's Deepest Longing Saturday, February 19 GREEN GULCH  FARM ZEN CENTER This one-day sitting will involve sitting and walking meditation, Dharma...

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Genpo Merzel Disrobes

Dennis "Genpo" Merzel has had more than a few rumors swirling around him recently. His response, appropriately, has been to leave the robes and his official status as a Soto Zen lineage holder behind. Here's what he had to say about his situation: Owning my...

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Surrender Is Not the Same as Giving In

Great bit of writing at the elephant journal, by Erica Hamilton, on an area that offers tremendous confusion for practitioners: By keeping our eyes open in the face of suffering, we also choose to be present to everything that comes up in our minds and bodies when we...

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Quote of the Day

Those who enter the gates of heaven are not beings who have no passions, but those who have cultivated an understanding of them. - William...

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Commuter Zen #35

Now that you've been practicing a while, where does the freedom show up that it didn't before?

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Pictures of the Day

Attachment takes on many forms, obviously. High pressure hoses turned on those in prayer illicits some powerful reactions. But I find myself wondering if the clinging on display in the world, when recorded and shared like this picture, will lose at least some of it's...

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Commuter Zen #34

Could you explain how when we don't like what's going on in life, that this is an example of separation?

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