go with the flow

Gepubliceerdop aug 31, 2019

We have to know how to hold things lightly, and with joy. This enables us to be open to the flow of life. When we solidify, we lose so much.
Engaged in a relationship with our partner, our children, and with others in this world, we may solidify them by casting them in certain roles. That’s how we see them.
And after a while, we no longer experience the real person in the moment. We just see our projection of that person. Even though they are completely unique, and even though they may actually be transforming and changing within, we don’t see that any more, because all we see is our pattern. …
Then people get bored with each other, or at least they get kind of locked into a relationship which has lost its early vitality. …
That’s because we don’t experience the actual moment; we just experience our version of events.

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo


mes en bijl

Gepubliceerdop apr 4, 2018

Helemaal boven op de berghellingen zie ik slechts oude houthakkers.
Ieder heeft de geest van het mes en de bijl.
Hoe kunnen zij de bergbloemen zien,
weerspiegeld in het water – stralend, rood?


(China, lekennon, 7e – 9e eeuw)


ter afleiding

Gepubliceerdop feb 6, 2018

The power we have is our awareness, and you can develop it right now. Start paying attention to what sites you visit, how often you’re looking at your phone, how long you’re spending in front of a screen all day.

Leo Babauta


het grote hart van zen dharmales van gerry shishin wick

Gepubliceerdop okt 8, 2017

Entering the Heart of Zen

In order to reveal the heart of Zen, a practitioner must be willing to face all of her or his barriers and resistances. In this course we will learn how our habit-ridden consciousness prevents us from penetrating deeply into our practice. When we are able to stay present with our disturbing feelings and feel them thoroughly, the wisdom of the body will provide us with the clues on how to proceed. – tricycle.org

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Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi is President and Spiritual Leader of the Great Mountain Zen Center in Lafayette, Colorado. He is a Dharma Successor of Taizan Maezumi Roshi, founder of the Zen Center of Los Angeles. He did rigorous training in both schools of Zen, Soto and Rinzai. He received inka and the title Roshi from Bernie Glassman in 2006. Shishin and his partner, Ilia Shinko Perez, are currently developing a residential training center called the Abbey on a 5-acre ranch in Berthoud, Colorado.


gewoonte positief gebruiken

Gepubliceerdop sep 22, 2017

Iedere stap mag eeuwig lijken te duren, maar ongeacht hoe ongeïnspireerd je je voelt, ga precies en consequent door met het volgen van je beoefeningsschema. Dit is hoe we onze grootste vijand, gewoonte, tegen zichzelf kunnen gebruiken.

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche