Day 298 – Thank YOU


Zencast 295 – A Monastery Within – A Book Reading In the spirit of Gil’s most recently published book, A Monastery Within, I wanted to share a Buddhist story that resonates deeply with me. It points right to the heart of my tendency towards judgmental black and white thinking. The Lost Son “A young widower, … Continue reading

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Day 285 – A Day Without Dukkha


Zencast 282 – Freedom Part 1 It was another day of painting again. Painting and thinking. Wondering and cleaning up. Many people were on my mind, including Steve, the first and most encouraging member of my online remote Sangha. I realized it had been ages since I had written to him to find out how … Continue reading

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Day 284 – A Second Opinion


Zencast 281 – Humility It’s -3 degrees tonight (that’s 26 degrees in American terms). It wasn’t much warmer earlier today and the heat hasn’t been working in my new place. I spent several chilly hours in the cold this afternoon (luckily the redecorating was helping me work up a sweat) before my sister-in-law tried to … Continue reading

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Day 271 – I’m planning to do that tomorrow…


Zencast 268 – Lay Practice Resistance is directly proportional to love. If you’re feeling massive Resistance, the good news is, it means there’s tremendous love there too. If you didn’t love the project that is terrifying you, you wouldn’t feel anything. The opposite of love isn’t hate; it’s indifference. The more resistance you experience, the … Continue reading

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