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It is the act of encouraging others that heals our own discouragement

“Nakagawa Roshi says that when we are suffering, that is when we should provide encouragement to others.┬áHe doesn’t say, “first get yourself together, and then give others encouragement.” It’s the act of encouraging others that heals our own discouragement. The … Continue reading

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Awareness is the basis, or what you might call the ‘support’, of the mind.

Awareness is the basis, or what you might call the ‘support’, of the mind. It is steady and unchanging, like the pole to which the flag of ordinary consciousness is attached. When we recognize and become grounded in awareness, the … Continue reading

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The past is gone…leave it behind!

The only thing we are doing by going ‘back’ and processing old experiences is tripping ourselves up. We are actually ‘re-creating’ a past experience in the now. What happened is past and over and here we are looking at it … Continue reading

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Buddha Nature

Patience is crucial to the spiritual path. We need patience with the Dharma, with our practice, with ourselves, with others as well as with the path. Patience means that we neither want what was before nor what comes after, that … Continue reading

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When you awake in the morning

When you awake in the morning, and before getting out of bed, make a habit of focusing your attention on your ankles and wrists. Rotate them in one direction and then the other. While you sleep, your attention withdraws from … Continue reading

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