The Emptiness of Emotions

Learning to allow ourselves to trust and fully experience our emotions, especially the most unpleasant. All emotions are intrinsically empty and intrinsically luminous.

(Gyodo Sensei, Spring 2018)


Infinite Overwhelm

How we can relax into our practice and not be overwhelmed? Let our practice restore our intrinsic power, our intrinsic clarity and our intrinsic authenticity. These are all right here now. We don't need effort to find them.

(Gyodo Sensei, Spring 2018)

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Suffering is created by body and mind habit patterns. Zen Master Hakuin said, "Our problem is our habit-ridden consciousness." Habit is where all the trouble springs from.

(Gyodo Sensei, Fall 2017)