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The Long Way Home

This is a song by Tom Waits. Norah Jones covers it…and so do I…don’t judge! You have to scroll down to the link at the bottom…still not sure how to embed the link and make it look nice. I tried

The Long Way Home

This is a song by Tom Waits. Norah Jones covers it…and so do I…don’t judge! You have to scroll down to the link at the bottom…still not sure how to embed the link and make it look nice. I tried

Fifteen-Minute Free Walk

When you sit zazen for longer periods, you incorporate walking practice with sitting…usually 30 minutes of sitting and 10-15 minutes of walking. On retreat at J’s zendo we have the benefit of gardens upon gardens, so we walk outside. The

Fifteen-Minute Free Walk

When you sit zazen for longer periods, you incorporate walking practice with sitting…usually 30 minutes of sitting and 10-15 minutes of walking. On retreat at J’s zendo we have the benefit of gardens upon gardens, so we walk outside. The

Doctor My Eyes

Just finished a Zen retreat. Sometimes when you come off of these things you’re all cracked up…or maybe you just notice the cracks better. I got home and a Jackson Browne tune popped into my head, so I sang it–sometimes

Doctor My Eyes

Just finished a Zen retreat. Sometimes when you come off of these things you’re all cracked up…or maybe you just notice the cracks better. I got home and a Jackson Browne tune popped into my head, so I sang it–sometimes

Hummingbird

A friend was in the hospital after an accident, and in bad shape. I wondered if there was a window to his room. I imagined how trapped he might have felt. Sitting outside on a September morning, I taped the

Hummingbird

A friend was in the hospital after an accident, and in bad shape. I wondered if there was a window to his room. I imagined how trapped he might have felt. Sitting outside on a September morning, I taped the

Brahma’s Temple

Pushkar has the distinction of being the only village in India with a temple to Brahma. All over the country, there are temples to the monkey-faced Hanuman, Shiva the destroyer, and Vishnu the preserver, but to Brahma, the one responsible

Brahma’s Temple

Pushkar has the distinction of being the only village in India with a temple to Brahma. All over the country, there are temples to the monkey-faced Hanuman, Shiva the destroyer, and Vishnu the preserver, but to Brahma, the one responsible

Lunch

Yesterday I greeted you so oddly A flustered storm of words from my mouth And when I finally came to There was lunch My word crumbs brushed from the table Your calm smile offered me a choice of salad And

Lunch

Yesterday I greeted you so oddly A flustered storm of words from my mouth And when I finally came to There was lunch My word crumbs brushed from the table Your calm smile offered me a choice of salad And

If You Serve Old Swiss Men Curry

If you serve old Swiss men curry and rice in a bowl, they will eat it but not without comment. He says to his grandson, “You know, if you eat much rice you will get Chinese eyes.” Grandson stares, brow furrowed. He

If You Serve Old Swiss Men Curry

If you serve old Swiss men curry and rice in a bowl, they will eat it but not without comment. He says to his grandson, “You know, if you eat much rice you will get Chinese eyes.” Grandson stares, brow furrowed. He