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Who is the Teacher?

Posted on Jul 4, 2018

On Buddhist teacher scandals and the notion that we should "not confuse the teachings with the teacher." Can we even do that? And if not, then what? July 3, 2018

Start from a Hopeless Place

Posted on Jul 4, 2018

Dogen in "Record of Things Heard": "You must practice the Way with the attitude of a person owing a vast debt and being forced to return it despite being penniless. If you have this frame of mind, it is easy to attain the Way.'" June 26, 2018

No Excuses

Posted on Jun 22, 2018

“I desire to practice the Way, but the world is in its last period (which is degenerate) and I have only inferior capabilities. I cannot endure the formal practice which accords with the dharma. I want to find an easier way which is suitable for me, make a connection, and attain enlightenment in the next lifetime.” Dogen replies, "This is entirely wrong." June 19, 2018

Don't Rely on the Words of the Ancients

Posted on Jun 22, 2018

"We should not necessarily rely on the words of the ancients, but we should grasp just true reality." From Dogen's "Record of Things Heard" 4-2. June 5, 2018