retreat

Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy—to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work. ~ Kierkegaard  Snow falls in the early morning at Hokoji. First bells ring at 5:25. Warm inside. Quiet is palpable. Dim light in Zendo, and snow...

Follow

  Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go it’s own way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices. Just follow...