Dialogs With My Teacher #8

Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning in August of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ____ June 2, 2010 Student: Do you think that contraction, as an...

Caught By Our Longing For Awakening

This originally appeared in June of 2008 as “No Shortcuts” from the book, Awake in This Life. ___ I’ve mentioned that I began my meditation practice asking teachers if there might be a shortcut to any of this work. The answers I got all came down to...

Don’t Wobble

“In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don’t wobble.” ~ Yunmen Some years ago, my Zen teacher made a big deal about Yunmen’s teaching of “not wobbling” or, as I have frequently termed it, “not...

Care for Some Peace & Quiet?

Spring 2011 Weekend Retreat Living from Abundance Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20 MOUNT MADONNA CENTER Despite the fact that many of us are feeling depleted or lacking in some way, there is a timeless teaching that can potentially shift our perspective. ...
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