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Loving Kindness Meditation

Published on Jan 20th, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, Reflection

Loving Kindness Meditation   This is what should be accomplished by the one who is wise, Who seeks the good, and has obtained peace.   Let one be strenuous, upright, and sincere, Without pride, easily contented, and joyous. Let one not be submerged by the things of the world. Let one not take upon oneself […]

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Kindness

Published on Jan 3rd, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, Story

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness. How […]

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Blessing in the Chaos

Published on Dec 11th, 2018 in Dharma Teaching, Reflection

BLESSING IN THE CHAOS To all that is chaotic in you, let there come silence. Let there be a calming of the clamoring, a stilling of the voices that have laid their claim on you, that have made their home in you, that go with you even to the holy places but will not let […]

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Dharma Talk: white man’s Accountability on Stolen Land

Published on Oct 24th, 2018 in Dharma Teaching, Media

Below is a Dharma Talk given at Access to Zen on October 8, 2018. Titled white man’s Accountability on Stolen Land  

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This One Time at Radical Dharma Camp

Published on Jun 2nd, 2018 in Dharma Teaching, News, Reflection

I have been speaking and teaching for years about the practice of Radical Dharma.  Not simply as a book, but as a guide to practice and life that brings forth the truth of oppression, power, privilege, and unconscious bias. It also offers a way to liberation and love that in my experience is deep, wide […]

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Happy Birthday To Me

Published on Apr 3rd, 2018 in Dharma Teaching, Reflection

Today is my birthday.  In ancient times Zen monks would mark this day by writing a “death poem”.  A death poem is one that tends to offer a reflection on death that is often coupled with a meaningful observation on life.  Given my own history, I think I have a different view.  I have now […]

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The cost of whiteness?

Published on Mar 15th, 2018 in Dharma Teaching, Reflection

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.  – Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s I believe that my liberation as a disabled, queer, poor person is directly tied to the liberation of […]

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A Question

Published on Feb 23rd, 2018 in Dharma Teaching, Reflection

The other day I found myself in discussion with a group of smart folks in which a dialogue developed around “speaking up” and particularly around repeatedly bringing something up.  This brought up for me, yet again, an ongoing question that I often notice come up, particularly, when I am in conflict with other folks I […]

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