Damei asked Ancestor Ma: What is Buddha?
Ancestor Ma said, "This very heart-mind is Buddha.
Some Chirstian Scripture:
Let the same heart-mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus. Philippian 2:5
The Search is On
For me it came when I was about 15. There had to be something glorious in life. I had seen glimpses here and there - the beautiful sunrise, the color of the leaves in the fall, the way the snow fell silently in January. There is something beautiful in
The Koan: A teacher said, “It’s like filling a sieve with water.”
The student thought about this for some time, but didn’t understand. The teacher took a sieve and they went to the sea.
The student poured water into the sieve and it poured out again.
“How do you do it?” she asked.
The teacher threw the sieve out into the ocean, where it floated for a moment and then sank.
Koans show us ourselves, our plans and schemes, the machinations of coping, of getting ahead, or l
John O'Donohue, in "To Bless the Space Between Us," says, A Blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal and strengthen...When we bless, we are enabled somehow to go beyond our present frontiers and reach into the source. A blessing awakens future wholeness." On February 14, Celtic artist (and fellow meditator) Celeste Ray will join me and the musicians and people of First Church for a Celtic "Service of Blessing." This will begin our Lent as we welco