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In Search of the Guru

A guru is not a crutch. A guru is a bridge. Unknown Once there was a student, well versed in the yoga scripture, seeking out the guidance of a guru. The knowledge this student had attained was deep, but something was still missing. The student asked around the village for whom could help. The universal consensus among the villagers was that there was an old man at the end of the road who could be of service. The student went…

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The Diamond Mind: Body, Breath and Zen

The Diamond Mind: Body, Breath and Zen The Rip Jack Inn Playa Grande, Costa Rica July 24th – 29th, 2016 SIGN UP TODAY   Join Josh Blatter and Luke Wientzen for a 6-day immersion into the heart of Yoga and Zen.  In our time together we will explore and investigate what the Buddha calls, the Diamond Mind. One of the most potent symbols, the Diamond or Vajra Mind represents the quality of razor sharp clarity, precise insight, luminosity, purity and…

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It is Right There in the Trash

  The world? Moonlit drops, shaken, from the crane’s bill. Dogen Once the eyes open, they don’t close very easily The past few days have created some true awakenings in me. The thing about waking up is that you never know when it will happen and usually it is in the most unpredictable of ways. For example, a Zen student named Hsiang-yen went to work with his master. His master presented him with teachings with which over and over he was…

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Meditation Immersion with Henry Shukman

Meditation Immersion with Henry Shukman January 9th and 10th Saturday and Sunday 11.00-5.00 The benefits of meditation are widely known today. Even more than the mental and physical well-being it offers, it can help us face the great questions of a lifetime – who am I? what is this life? what should I do? Yet none of these fruits are available unless we set up a regular daily meditation and stick to it – and it turns out, that is…

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What Are You Seeking

I tell the person I won’t take a picture or sign the autograph, but I will shake their hand. That kind of personal touch is all they’re really seeking. Chevy Chase It was about 5 months ago that I attended my first Zen sesshin, at a center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Grueling indeed, but nothing short of marvelous. The Zen methodology is so simple, relative to the complexities of other Eastern schools of thought, yet painstaking in how it…

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