Category Archives: Dharma

The Wondrous Art of Giving Which is Beyond Giving

Give without thought of merit, for the sake of planting the seeds of liberation from karmic obstructions in others. Continue reading

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Zazen 101: Form & Formless Intention

Zazen is somewhat exacting in terms of form. It’s not easy to do full lotus with hands perched in the enlightenment mudra for 30, 45 minutes or an hour. And it’s also true that the physical posture alone with a certain focus on breathing does not equate to doing zazen. I’m going to make an argument in this post. That is that the intention of zazen, the Bodhisattva Vow, is formless, and as such makes zazen zazen. The form of it isn’t formless from the standpoint of reason, but the form of this special kind of intention is not really like other intentions…. Continue reading

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Nirvana by Chariot

How to get to Nirvana from wherever you are…by chariot. Continue reading

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Meditation Corner: UPDATE

Once there are are 30+ subscribers, I will release the 1st Meditation Corner class post on the blog. The open part of the blog will be almost strictly on Zazen meditation and is primarily aimed at beginners. This class will … Continue reading

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The Economy of Karma

The economy of karma is the primary one for a Mahayana Buddhist. Karma is the basis of the Bodhisattva Vow, what the vow grows out of. This vow, therefore, is concerned with karma in a vast and all-encompassing way. Continue reading

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Style Matters

Does style matter in Buddhism? Continue reading

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