Managing to get a few days off, I went to a place where two mountains meet the sea. A very similar place as described a “powerful place” by Master Dogen in the Mountains and Rivers Sutra. I was reading small stones, whilst I was writing about Compassion and Kannon.Continue reading ‘Living Small Stones’
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Continue reading ‘Awake in This Life’
Michael McAlister, of Infinite Smile, has just started a new website. It’s an interesting project in which the reader can continue their learning whilst engaging and communicating with the author. This comes on the tail of his new book, titled Awake in This Life.
The Verse: Not producing a single thought—Mount Sumeru;
Yunmen’s gift of teaching is not stingy in intent.
If you come with acceptance, he imparts with both hands;
If you go on doubting, it’s so high you can’t get a hold.
The blue ocean is wide,
The white clouds are peaceful;
Don’t put so much as the tip of a hair in there.
A phony cock crow can hardly fool me—
I still won’t agree to let you pass through the gate in confusion.
Bringing mindfulness into the world can be challenging. We can, however, turn the world into a place of practice. Each moment we live is a chance to be mindful and present, never to be repeated again. Developing mindfulness is important to help us live presently in life. Here we look at a few personal and reader tips that have helped us view the Big Blue Room as a place of practice and mindfulness.Continue reading ‘8 Ways to Develop Mindfulness’
I’ve been so touched with all the love being shared in the Spread The Love NOW! Group Writing Project, that I felt I should share a compassionate act that happened to me recently. The Situation; I’d just gotten out of hospital and was back at the monastery, still wasn’t eating, and was very dehydrated. I was constantly dizzy, but I still had my pride.Continue reading ‘Compassion, Receiving as Giving’
The Three Monks present Spread the Love NOW!
Christmas is a time for giving. It’s a time for love, and a time to spread some Christmas loving cheer. Read on to see how you can participate, have some fun and be in the run to win a prize value of ~US$50, along with some really beautiful stories shared.
All you have to do is to write something on compassion. It could be anything you want, for example your definition of compassion. Still, in the spirit of Christmas, extra points will be awarded if there is a personal touch â€“ because we want to connect in compassion.
Some ideas could be what you have done or will do for someone. Or perhaps the best kindness anyone has ever shown you.Continue reading ‘Spread the Love NOW! Group Writing Project’