Over the next three weeks as we are studying koans, we will be discussing the Three Treasures of human life, Awakening, the Way, and Spiritual Community. These Three Treasures denote what is precious about our human path. In Buddhism the treasures are known as Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. In Christianity we speak of Christ, the Way, and Church. The three treasures, these currents in life are something within which we can take refuge, representing for us a sanctuary for the tran
There is a solitary brightness, without fixed shape or form, that is able to listen, is able to understand and is able to teach the Dharma. That solitary brightness, is you."-Linji You are the light of the world....-Jesus It happens every once in awhile. The alarm rings, I wake up an in those first few moments between sleep and wakefulness I wonder, "Who am I?" Yes, I know this is a deep philosophical question, pondered over the centuries by far better minds than my own. The
I am excited that next Tuesday at 6:30 our book study on the Christian classic, Dark Night of the Soul will begin. I would like to have some idea of who is going to be there. Could you let me know if you are planning to attend. I am planning to approach this study through the poem that John wrote upon his escape from prison. If you would like you can begin to meditate using that poem. Just sit with it and see where things go. the poem is below. Best, David
As a child I would spend my summer days at the neighborhood swimming pool. There I would stay cool, play with my friends and undertake feats of daringdo on the diving board. Every once in a while, I would take my towel, tie it around my neck, run and jump off the board shoutingat the top of my lungs,SUPERMAN!!!! I desperately wanted a superpower. Still do.
What is your superpower? Can you fly? Jump tall buildings in a single bound? Hold your breath for hours? How about