Monthly Archives: May 2015

What is the Fault?

Soft, soft early Moss green forest Missed breath. Climbing ivy rush Blackberries reach long and lush Sunday hush. Songbird From deep Sounds an adoring heart. Wanting love Will when Take pause for this? The shrouded sun Jewelled facets Sparkle alone. … Continue reading

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RCR – Religious Heart

The wind running through the tree tops, shivering leaves. Blackbirds settle down for the night, calling sharp warnings to intruders. The sky darkens yet, but the threatening storm is released and the sky is now only brushed with cloud. Thoughts … Continue reading

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RCR – Nihilism 2

The wind in the trees. Is it the trees or the wind that moves? Only our minds? But even Hui-neng is not there as Wumen expresses poetically, Wind, flag, mind moves, The same understanding. When the mouth opens All are … Continue reading

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Walking Tours

It has occured to me recently, while particularly enthralled by the natural beauty here, that a good way to introduce people to the project at Chapel Peak is by walking tours. Developed with a view to mindfulness, over a weekend … Continue reading

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RCR – Nihilism

How strange it is that today when all the world is ablaze with words as never before, no one says what is! As everyone now struggles to emulate the material values and habits developed in Europe and North America over … Continue reading

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RCR – Zen is not Religion

Religion is knowing. Zen is not knowing. The fatal charm of certainty is the failure of all Religions, creating strife where there is peace. The unrelenting demand of zen is to resist this fatal charm, a path that is akin … Continue reading

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RCR – Sounding the Deep

The rain of a week ago is now a distant memory. The ground cracks, dust flies in the sudden gust that sweeps around from the North-West – Tramuntana. But this is still spring and growth goes on apace; green oaks … Continue reading

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RCR – Introduction

      The Red Cliff       Wu Yuan-chih       After the poem by Su Shi       Twelfth Century China There are so many words of explanation here at the beginning that they trip over themselves for expression. But all efforts at … Continue reading

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Morning Meditation

This mayfly life In birdsong begins Enlightening day. The watercolour horizon Washed out Waiting for sun. Taking breath World enters In. Releasing breath Letting Out. Passing ceaselessly Crossing boundaries The one and the many. The human heart Feels the way … Continue reading

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Avalokiteshvara

Photo Courtesy Matt @ flickr Technological control Mastered by desire Consumes the Earth. Now the world Like a great mirror Reflects back the devastation. But who dare look When still remains Something to possess? Seeing has no eyes Hearing is … Continue reading

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