The most important point

A precious human birth unfolds it’s potential, when we start aiming at a true goal. With all of our strength. Without tiring. 24/7. Now! The Wholehearted Way, a translation and commentary of Eihei Dogen’s Bendowa

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One bright pearl

Practicing JUST SITTING, as we do, tends to become complicated sometimes. Our reasoning mind asks for details or limits, for instructions or don’ts. In this video, Brad summons up some very clear impulses for us to be satisfied with JUST SITTING again. Listen to the end and enjoy!    

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choose the right pill!

To find happiness or balance, to be helpful for others, to make good use of our lives, we are offered limitless varieties of option to act. The most commonly chosen ones aim at feeling good, experiencing strong flavours of sensual delights or perpetuating the picture of ourselves as being superior

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the womb of Buddhas

To explain experience we take refuge to comparisons or examples. Whoever dares to deal with Prajnaparamita has to travel a road of insight which spirals until one realizes that there never was a road to travel. The most-used symbol for Prajnaparamita is a female Buddha-aspect, known as Highest Wisdom. To

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lock your gaze

The moment your backside hits the cushion, lock your gaze on the wall in front. Give your awareness a place to rest. The only safety you’ll find, a stable mind. Enjoy every second of practice!

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empty boat

Don’t expect mysterious sensations during Zazen. It’s just our boat to cross the river of streaming impressions. Once we reached the shore, the river flows on, but we’re on safe ground, rooted in our experience of “it”. Just sit.  

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watching stillness

Every time we sit, we watch our stillness, our posture, our resting at one place. That’s the core of our practice. Don’t worry about thoughts, just watch your precious stillness. ………………………….

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just open up!

Through education, media and society, we are surrounded by theoretical concepts… while sitting Zazen, we don’t touch them, there is no dust to remove. Just open up to space, which we are a part of, empty and limitless, and EVERYTHING is RIGHT HERE.

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rest assured….

Dear Dharma-friends! Watch these collages and feel the impact on your heart. In the jungle of thoughts – the closeness of treasures is easily missed – but rest assured – fundamental oneness is the law of Emptiness.  

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