Category: All Things Related to Buddha

Tricycle Buddhist Magazine Quote for The Day – by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Willing to Look | August 3, 2014 If we are willing to look long enough in the mirror of zazen [seated meditation], past seeing ourselves as objects, we have the potential to see that we are nature itself—we are born

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Eleven Weeks of Tea

In ancient China tea began as a medicine and was considered a drink of introspection–a cup of humanity. It was considered in the realm of poetry. The tea masters made their own cups and tea pots. Their calligraphy and red

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Chanting from Visiting Nuns from Korea

  Nuns from Korean Zen temples visited San Francisco Zen Center during my stay there.  The above picture is not them but wanted to share the beautiful chanting they offered us one morning.  Click the play button below.  Enjoy the

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The Way of Dust

  We live in the realm of dust, in which we find corners, and walls to cling to, we might lie or hang there together thinking we are the corner, or the wall, until the wind comes from the door

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The Deep by Zenju

No one can guide you into your dark moist interior, where the moss has grown in layers, where bamboo could sink itself into you, creating private places. Your innermost earth has no words, so it will not call you. No,

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I Am Not My Hair

Many wonder the reasons that people often point to the color of their skin, the texture of their hair, their ancestry, history, gender, and other embodiments. And yet as the song by India Arie so keenly states, “I’m Not My

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The Great Bell Chant

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/6518109 w=400&h=225]<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/6518109″>The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering)</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/renss”>R Smittenaar</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

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If You’re Stressed…

Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine priest is a profound wisdom keeper. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zl9puhwiyw?rel=0&w=420&h=315]

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Looking After The Mind: Words From Ayya Khema

The mind and the body is our household. If this inner household is not in order, no outer household can be in order.  The one we live and work in is dependent on the order that we have created in

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Everything You Seek

Everything you seek in this world is within you. Supreme joy blazes inside.  But it is not enough merely to have an intellectual understanding of this.  You have to go deep inside.  The is the true house… It is the

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