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 […]
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 […]
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 […]Continue Reading →
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