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Enlightened and Enlightening Relationships

This is a reposting of an excerpt from the book, Awake in This Life, entitled "Relationships." It was first posted in May, 2008. ___ Among the richest areas for practice is relationship. Many of us, whether we are in a committed relationship or not, tend to have our...

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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 flinching." Not allowing myself to become like those...

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Quote of the Day

When one is out of touch with oneself, one cannot touch others. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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We’re Streaming This Weekend’s Retreat… Care To Watch?

Even if you can't join us in person, we'd love to include you. You can watch here on this blog, or you can also view the talks as well as the Q & A sessions by clicking here. Talk Schedule: Friday - 7:30pm PST Saturday - 11:25am PST Saturday - 3:30pm PST Sunday -...

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Start By Sitting

Ben Riggs, over at the elephant journal, offers up a nice piece on the basics of practice. In meditation practice, we are not looking for anything. We are simply looking. Buddhism nor meditation make us better people. It is not self-help; rather, it is a process of...

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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.  Imagine...

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