September 25 2021

From my heart to yours

 

September 24 2021

Visions of the Heart

 

September 24 2021

All Buddhas and every Ancestor without exception arrive at this refuge where the three times cease and the ten thousand changes are silent. Not one single atom opposes us. Behold the gleaming arising from the single mind.

~ Hongzhi

 

September 23 2021

Let us walk into the fire, and breathe the golden embers of morning light. Let us play on the starry shores, of the ever moving breath of life.

 

September 23 2021

The way you Light the world

 

September 23 2021

Golden morning fill the sky with your rays of light. Dusty blues and pinks ride the water, and reflect the sky. The soft clouds touch the sea, and bathe the horizon. The early cries of water birds, a tumultuous song.

 

September 22 2021

One of my favorite kind of moments is where you and another person burst into laughter at the same time, and your energy becomes one. It is almost like time goes into slow motion becoming surreal.

When I was younger I used to bake a lot for family, and for some reason when we would eat it we would end up in that state. Most of my favorite memories are the ones where there was genuine laughter. To me the sound of laughter is medicine.

 

September 18 2021

Lighting the way

 

September 18 2021

The bubbling creek, stream of Dharma Nectar

Rustling of the willow, an assembly of thousands of stars

~ Thay: From the Assembly of Stars meditation hall

 

September 18 2021

Tonight the sound of rain fills the air. Lights reflect on the streets, I am all soaked, but with a smile. Medicine rain, soothing my soul. : )

 

September 18 2021

 

September 17 2021

When laughing, laugh from your deepest heart; when crying, cry from your deepest heart; and in this way you can fill the heavens and earth with the essence of what you are feeling and then leave nothing behind.

― Shodo Harada Roshi

 

September 17 2021

 

September 16 2021

I was 8, contemplating infinity & nothing. The question was penetrated, the room fell away. Everything was nothing & nothing was everything. The entire universe weighing no more than a strand of hair. That was the day everything changed.

 

September 16 2021

Together with all beings the stars pierced my heart in the velvet blue. Slowly we turned in the depths of space to the sound of our beating hearts. The air resting in the sweet cool breath of midnight pines. The many who have become one in the vanishing night of starry skies.

 

September 16 2021

Wash of Light

 

September 16 2021

I just had a wonderful dream. Someone gave me a dead cutting of a tree branch, I took it home & looked again, it was an acorn tree completely full of acorns growing & thriving, not dead at all, so I planted it. The dream made me so happy that I couldn’t go back to sleep.

 

September 16 2021

The waves of yesterday hold the music of time. Every shore dancing with music from aeons long gone. The sound of stars, crashing at my feet, and reverberating in the wings of a bird soaring across the sky. The universe smiles in the gleam of my eyes, as I breathe it in.

 

September 16 2021

In the Light of Time

 

September 15 2021

Our “ideas” of something, can’t be mistaken for the “reality” of something.

 

September 15 2021

When your mind is devoid of all conceptions—opinions, ideas, points of view, values, notions, assumptions—your mind is reflecting itself. This is the condition of undifferentiation.

— Yasutani Roshi

 

September 15 2021

 

September 15 2021

The universe exists as an idea. If we die the universe dies with us.

 

September 14 2021

Another day the ancient wind speaks, as my heart joins the waves of being, and dances the water grass in the soft starlight of day. Blooming on these shores my eyes reflect once more, as self and other vanish into heavens eternal breath.

 

September 14 2021

Melodies of time

 

September 14 2021

He drove his mind into the abyss where poetry is written.

― George Orwell

 

September 13 2021

The sweet by and by

 

September 11 2021

Starlight breeze singe me a melody. Ancient voice, dancing the trees, as the raven calls against the blue of the sky. This I watch, as autumn rains another song. Listen, listen just one more time.

 

September 11 2021

 

September 10 2021

In the breath of life, the cosmic tree blooms. Leaves of time dancing in the autumn breeze, as they pierce the vault of the sky. The song, whispers softly through the air, nothing to grasp, nothing to hold.

 

September 10 2021

The mind of Love

 

September 09 2021

One after another the great ocean laps the shores, as starlight fireworks bloom at my feet. I smile, as aeon visions reflect my heart on the ancient shores of time.

 

September 08 2021

Warmth of the heart burning like the sun, no fixed self. All encompassing love, shining from everywhere. There is no ripple, or no beginning, nor is there an end. This love I cannot share, because it is already universally throughout without remainder.

 

September 08 2021

From me to you

 

September 08 2021

On this morning I catch a glimpse, as the starlight gathers upon the silty waters of aeons past. Countless stars listen to the song of water, and taste the cool breeze. In this place, I lay it down, as my heart takes flight across the sea.

 

September 08 2021

Cosmic web

 

September 07 2021

For the Light bringers

 

September 07 2021

The old process continues Time after time. Here comes another autumn dawn! The lamp still burns While morning rain patters at the window.

― Nyogen Senzaki Roshi

 

September 07 2021

 

September 06 2021

For the Seers

 

September 06 2021

Just participate in the flow of this moment as it is. Just open your heart.

~ Katagiri Roshi

 

September 06 2021

Traces on the path

 

September 06 2021

You take your chances

 

September 06 2021

Beyond mundane thoughts & speculations you & the moon are wondrously interfused. This is true Reality. It is not an idea. It is inconceivable. It is where you and the moon are interidentical. This is our life.

~ Katagiri Roshi

 

September 06 2021

I entered into unknowing, yet when I saw myself there without knowing where I was, I understood great things; I shall not say what I felt, for I remained in unknowing. In profound solitude; It was something so secret that I was left stammering, transcending all knowledge.

~ St. John of the Cross

 

September 06 2021

Gone beyond

 

September 05 2021

The arms of time, meet at the crossroad.

 

September 05 2021

From the memories of yesterday

 

September 05 2021

In these moments when the great cry sleeps, I will smile. Who among us can hold back the tides of time? Seeing not the cosmic vision we weep. The song of birds a great lament, mingling with the cry of waves as they crash the shore. Dive into the end, and begin again.

 

September 05 2021

HAUSER – Adagio for Strings (Barber) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc8gYoXkLZ4

 

September 05 2021

Heart of hearts, do not weep. The sun is still shining, don’t you see? The leaves have not yet turned, and the birds still sing. Take this breath, and do not fear. Hold them close, and breathe their laughter, smile together just one more time.

 

September 05 2021

Until the last teardrop should fall

 

September 04 2021

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.

~ Isaac Newton

 

September 04 2021

Autumn enters the old valley. Night color is clean and fresh. Guests have all returned home. The moon begins it’s brightness. Covered by my comforter I lay among scattered books. The whole world outside my pillow Is only the voice of water.

― Soyen Shaku Roshi

 

September 04 2021

The rise of Autumn

 

September 03 2021

Voice of the Milky Way

 

August 30 2021

As the stars fell one by one, I was the only one there to see. Only “we” make them into a “something”, had I not been there no “stars” would have fallen.

 

August 30 2021

Cosmic heart

 

August 30 2021

 

August 29 2021

This is it

~ Maha Thay

Image

 

August 29 2021

Until the end of time

 

August 29 2021

Life is the universe.

~ Katagiri Roshi

 

August 28 2021

Time is moving the trees as the pine needles rain, painting the earth in gold. Beyond lament, they reach for the sky. With no separation the cool breeze of mothers melody, bathes the sky into vanishing mind.

 

August 28 2021

Moment by moment we paint the world with these eyes, and to the depths of our soul, something only we can see.

 

August 28 2021

 

August 28 2021

Suddenly here, as the breeze moves the trees, making the whole world beautiful.

 

August 26 2021

I do not believe in such a thing as being psychic. I believe that seeing the past or future is just natural, and that everyone does it even if they aren’t aware of it. We are all connected to the whole beyond time, if we take a look the entire universe will reveal herself.

 

August 26 2021

Our mind is always calculating, trying to understand, & solve equations. It goes on constantly in the background. Sometimes an equation seems solved, and we come to a choice in life, they are often big choices that alter everything, but we do it.

 

August 26 2021

It’s happening all the time

 

August 25 2021

A flash of existence

 

August 25 2021

The stream

 

August 24 2021

Sunbathing

 

August 24 2021

A few seconds by the stream

 

August 24 2021

I think it’s ok to speak realistically knowing there are terrible things happening in the world & still see beauty & what is not wrong. I think we can still have a beautiful heart & also an understanding of suffering.

Peace doesn’t mean to be oblivious, or to escape. Peace is how we deal with reality. No matter how hard we try, we will never make things perfect. But we can understand suffering, and still find peace and beauty within the midst of suffering.

 

August 24 2021

The end of dreaming

 

August 24 2021

As simply as you can, you have to just stand up in this moment & then let it go. Then you can be in this moment & you can be in the next. It’s just like breathing in & out. This occurs naturally, even before you’re conscious of it. Inhalation & exhalation work together as one.

~ Katagiri Roshi

 

August 24 2021

While we still can

 

August 22 2021

When we say, “I see the moon,” there is some separation, some duality. But in Reality, you and the moon are merged completely. Our practice is to see this Reality in which there is no separation between “you” and “moon”.

~ Katagiri Roshi

 

August 22 2021

We tried to hide it with these buildings, and these books, we put a cover over your eyes. In your great cry, and heart of hearts you found what we could not hide. Looking at your own hand, the treasure was hidden no more.

 

August 22 2021

Immutable Truth

 

August 22 2021

Magicians

 

August 22 2021

It seems like these guys have loved each other for a long time

 

August 21 2021

Celestial being

 

August 21 2021

Something beautiful

 

August 20 2021

Beautiful conditions of heart and mind, the doorway beyond time.

 

August 20 2021

Neural Pathways

 

August 20 2021

When conditions are sufficient

 

August 20 2021

Hangin’ with the old timers

 

August 20 2021

The Cathedral

 

August 19 2021

The US is now sentencing some people to death for not taking the vaccine, by not allowing them to get organ transplants. We have lost our way, where is our humanity? We are walking down dark paths. We are better than this. People have simply gone mad.

What kind of society are we living in, that we shame those who died from Covid because they didn’t partake in a vaccine that has injured and killed thousands? We dehumanize them, using them as an example, calling them anti-vaxers. It is shameful what we have been reduced to.

 

August 19 2021

There is no formulation of truth called Consummation of Incomparable Enlightenment. The Tathagata has no formulated teaching to enunciate. Truth is uncontainable & inexpressible. It neither is nor is it not.

~ Subhuti

 

August 18 2021

She will not be back, she has been given up to the burning embers of time. If you look, you will not find her. As you know her, she never was.

 

August 18 2021

The voice of fall lingering in the mist

 

August 18 2021

Sweet flowers by the waters edge, wrapped in spider silk. How sweetly they shine among the orange and blue. Water reflecting night and day, as the birds sing the cosmic song.

 

August 18 2021

For the last time

 

August 18 2021

Acceptance

 

August 17 2021

 

August 17 2021

Ancient light from time gone by. Sacred elements, infinitely transforming, we breathe with one another just for now.

 

August 17 2021

Sacred moments in the Cathedral

 

August 17 2021

We just do our best

 

August 17 2021

Making choices is often one of the most difficult things we do in life. The smallest decisions change the course of our destiny moment by moment. All we can really do is our best.

 

August 17 2021

The way of things

 

August 16 2021

The more we build up, the harder it is to let it all go.

 

August 16 2021

Black Cumin Seeds are a promising prophylaxis for Covid. Mortality in severe Covid patients is normally 30 to 50%, in a study where patients took Honey & Black Cumin seeds mortality was lowered to 4%. They are more effective than Remdesivir. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32773257/