Tag: meditation

Post #3059: Introducing the tiny zendo

I was away from home for two weeks doing all the things (friends, jukai, work, training) in both nearby cities (Victoria then Vancouver). It was a wonderful break after being alone for much of the time this winter (not lonely though) – and I… Continue Reading “Post #3059: Introducing the tiny zendo”

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Post #3050: Meditating the morning of….

I’m not going to say what it’s the morning of, because we all know, and many of us are unhappy about it, and the world seems inching closer to the edge as a result of what will happen later today. And yet. And yet… Continue Reading “Post #3050: Meditating the morning of….”

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Post 3045: Opening the windows

In my meditation retreat a couple of weeks ago, one of my teachers said, “sometimes we figure out what our retreat is about after a few days of it, but often we don’t know what a retreat is about for us was about until… Continue Reading “Post 3045: Opening the windows”

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Post #2070: A death, a visit to the past, a meditation.

Sometimes when we meditate, the ghosts come knocking. This morning at the zen-do was one of those sits. A friend from years past – Mike Low – died over the weekend, hiking the Cerise Creek trail outside of Pemberton. When he didn’t arrive at… Continue Reading “Post #2070: A death, a visit to the past, a meditation.”

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Post #2067: A small realization after morning coffee

Sometimes I find myself spun┬áby anxiety. Am I good enough? Fun enough? Doing the right thing? Am I a good enough partner or friend? Do I live my life in the right way? Today I am feeling that. Like I am not any good,… Continue Reading “Post #2067: A small realization after morning coffee”

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