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The Han at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

A few days ago I came across a very inspiring image of the Han at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Tassajara was founded by Suzuki Roshi, who I quoted in my last post. I find the inscription a great reminder … Continue reading

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The logic of happiness

One of the main study texts that my teacher Sogyal Rinpoche wrote for his students begins with, “Regardless of who we are, the main purpose of our life—you could call it the heart of being human—is to be happy.” I … Continue reading

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Waking up my stubborn mind

When I wake up in the morning, my mind is usually very groggy and dull and this makes it a good challenge to think of the Dharma. I try to say to myself “How lucky you are to be alive … Continue reading

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