All the world’s adrift, like an empty boat on an endless sea. And not just the world. Galaxies. Universes. Cells. Even black holes. All that moves in time and space. It’s not a wild drift. It turns like a clock face, perpetuating an uninterrupted cycle of rise, stabilize, decline, dissolve and re-arising. Inside and out […]
I’m a turtle
When we talk about emptiness, we’re talking about the present moment as well. The present is always empty of everything but itself, its nature—which is our nature too. It’s empty of thought, because the second we finish a complete thought, the moment has already gone through dozens of transformations. Whenever something changes, that’s the moment […]
Ya know, we talk about it all the time, but what is the present? What is right now? This is important to ponder, because inhabiting the present moment isn’t just a huge part of Zen, it’s one of the foundations of secular mindfulness as well. Philosophical ruminations won’t bring us very far with this question. […]
Announcement: The Morning Sky Zen Sangha has received two new members, JingShen (John Pendall) and JingDa (Duane Toops). ? Upasaka Jing Shen (John Pendall) Upasaka Jing Da (Duane Toops) The Morning Sky Zen Sangha is happy to announce the acceptance of JingShen and JingDa. Mirror of Spirit and Mirror of Attainment They have received Refuge…
A fly lands on your nipple, and the universe is created.
I can sometimes come off serious in these posts, but I promise you I’m totally not. I dig Buddhism, and I practice diligently, but I don’t take it seriously because that’d be like anti-Buddhism. It’s hard to see in the dry, repetitive Suttas and the ultra-analytical and psychedelic Sutras, but Buddhadharma comes packaged with a […]
We don’t own our actions, we arise from them.
Dependent arising applies to nations too. Most of the dysfunctions in a society can be traced back to poverty.
Sutra Study: A Modern Take on the Assalayana Sutta
On how the breath encompasses all Buddhist teachings.