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One does not err by perceiving, one errs by clinging; but knowing clinging itself as mind, it frees itself. - Tibetan Book of the Dead

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Quote of the Day

I will now close my eyes, I will stop my ears, I will turn away my senses from their objects, I will even efface from my consciousness all the images of corporeal things; or at least, because this can hardly be accomplished, I will consider them as empty and false;...

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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 Blake

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