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The Gift of No Abode

Several years prior to any formal spiritual practice, I was walking through New York City’s East Village one night during a particularly cold March rain. I was a starving artist on my way home from an evening of waiting tables, and I was experiencing great difficulty...

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Aung San Suu Kyi is free… now what?

Fiat, using Manjushri's sword and letting light in... The worsthorse also reports that the Dalai Lama is contributing his marketable image to Aung San Suu Kyi's plight. All this amid the ending of her house arrest and subsequent release by Burmese authorities over the...

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This is from a profile of Jack Kornfield in November's Shambhala Sun magazine. In an era when some teachers downplay talk of enlightenment, he’s more passionate than ever about what he calls the dharma of liberation. To Kornfield, it’s only natural that the same...

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Encore: Showing Up

This entry comes from the book, Awake in This Life. _____ Only a Buddha with a Buddha realizes enlightenment. —Lotus Sutra All real living is meeting. —Martin Buber When I see that I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see that I am everything, that is love. And...

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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 talks, Q & A and, by request, private interviews with Michael. Confirmation will be sent to you when your...

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