Hearing, listening, is itself a practice. Maybe it’s the only practice. I’ve been away for nearly two weeks in Oaxaca, Mexico, where I taught a retreat for a group of mostly Spanish speakers. Although translation was helpful, I noticed that when people spoke to me, I mostly understood them.
What happens when I stop swishing my tail and swimming about, looking for an answer, and just sit with not-knowing?
This week, join Romayne Farrell Sunday, and sit with Amy Robinson on Zen & the Grammar of Animacy on Monday
The world of form is so compelling, I get stuck in it, mired in its sticky realness. But sometimes I look around and see the way everything changes. What’s so real now wasn’t so 10 years ago, and 10 years from now everything will be different
‘Every day is a good day’ wasn’t aspirational, it was how he saw life. We don’t take half measures, we can have life now. The other thing to notice is that he also thought of this as a discovery, something you saw when the full moon rose in your mind.
Live Streamed 7-9pm Aug. 26th- Some koans are stories. I like these ones, there are so many places to enter. This koan is part of a longer story, involving passion and regret and finally a new point of view.