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Chop Wood – Carry Water

On May 2, 2012 By

Chop Wood – Carry Water
If you are familiar at all with Buddhism, in particular Zen Buddhism you will have heard the saying “Before enlightenment chop wood – carry water, after enlightenment chop wood carry water. (Not as I have said on occasion, “before enlightenment Chop Wood – Carry Water, after enlightenment get someone else to […]

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Tonglen

On April 25, 2012 By

Tonglen – the Buddhist practice of embracing the pain and suffering of others
Westerner have developed many ways to take away the pain and suffering of others, all of these approaches require someone to do something to or for the ‘suffering’person (medical intervention; allopathic or wholistic and all the other therapies that are so prevalent […]

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Personal Progress

On February 27, 2008 By

I am continually delighted with the effects of the work on my own life. As I continue to practice noticing thoughts and feelings and simply accept whatever arises, without identifying (where I am able) it is as though ‘I’ am reborn on a moment by moment basis.  This allows the future to unfold in a […]

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The moment you become aware is the moment of choice.
— Eric Dowsett