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No. 7 The End of Seedzen

Every end is just another beginning, all beginnings presage their end. And so the world goes. Telling other stories, those that are lithe and light and can adequately respond to the world today, this must now be the work. I … Continue reading

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RCR – Taking Stock

Pausing to take stock of a new situation, project or opportunity, to consider the pros and cons, weigh up the good and the bad, are important and common sensical strategies in our pragmatic culture. Curiously, however, studies have shown greater … Continue reading

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The Future of the Seedzen Project

In this post, again in a different voice in this post and, I suppose, I should include this poem from earlier today, I try to open up just what it is that the Seedzen project is trying to do.  Yet I still do not feel I … Continue reading

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Blackberry and apple jam

So 4kg of blackberry and apple jam from 8 hours of collecting, preparing and bottling. In this modern world a complete waste of time – I could have worked for the minimum wage and bought far more weight of jam … Continue reading

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Teaching Meditation?

I suppose that it must be stated unequivocably that it no longer has anything to do with knowledge but with understanding. As one who has been involved in teaching for some years, this provides a conundrum, perhaps even a paradox. … Continue reading

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RCR – Begin Where You Are

Finding a place to begin amongst all the previous words, this is hard, for who now needs more words? But the answer, as always, is to hand. It is this world itself, as it lives and breathes, that is of … Continue reading

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Waymaking

Waying Conforming, or not Both are waymaking. Waying is In being so Effortless becoming. Waying being As meaning Is effortful acting. Acting released Weighing the world Is Karma. Non-acting stillness Non-knowing wisdom Meditation. Conformity comes Thoughtlessly Self-emptying. Not no goal … Continue reading

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There are certain days

Somedays things don’t work out. It’s like our timing is off, we’re hearing a different rhythm to everyone else. Some days life hurts. This is when we need to learn to be a little kind to ourselves and not add … Continue reading

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RCR – The Noble Path III

The culmination of the noble path is the acceptance of this life just as it is from which nothing has been subtracted, eliminated or reducted. Life, just as it is is already sacred enough for it to justify enormous suffering. … Continue reading

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Why Zazen?

There are so many inspiring ways for us to now enter into a more responsible, eco-centred way of living and perhaps Permaculture offers the most holistic process of accommodating ourselves to a finite planet. And yet, despite all these techniques … Continue reading

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