Blog Profile / Jade Mountains


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Archived Since:November 5, 2010

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Nothing Fixed Anywhere

I’m still thinking about how we (our connective tissue) becomes more fluid the more we move and in so doing ‘makes more variations of movement and action possible’. Nothing fixed anywhere. (Well, that’s according to a ‘new model’ of how our physicality functions referred to below. Enjoy the whole video. The Infinite Now – The … Continue reading Nothing Fixed Anywhere ?

Well of Suffering, Joy in Living- Video

Although this video is not directly pointing to the recent horrific events in the world however what’s behind it is a wish or intention to offer spiritual merit into the deep well of suffering that we all have been witness to. And are part of. Traveling (air, land and water), walking, being on pilgrimage is … Continue reading Well of Suffering, Joy in Living- Video ?

Dignity – Antidote to Terror

I’m on the train to London and tomorrow, onwards to Reading. My thoughts are very much with ALL those caught up in the recent attacks in Manchester and London. And all around the world. Compassion like rain falls equally. https://alchemicalgarden.com/2017/06/06/dignity-the-antidote-to-terror/...Show More Summary

For The Angry and Grieving

Thinking of all those caught up in the event in Manchester last night. For all those who died, those injured and others who face death. For the angry and the grieving.

Walk For The Wild Side

The mind is an amazing space An amazing place wanting to know Why She asked, Why do I have to wake up? No answer to that. Once again visiting my elderly sangha friend this morning. Soon we were laughing together, moving from questions which have no satisfactory answers to whether or not her Polar Bear … Continue reading Walk For The Wild Side ?

‘Non-Doing’ Meditation?

If our practice is to simply notice natural awareness, a quality of mind that is already present right here and now within every moment, then it is counterproductive to try to make something special happen—even to bring about a meditation state (jhana) or meditative stability. Show More Summary

Nonmeditain? Honestly YES!

If our practice is to simply notice natural awareness, a quality of mind that is already present right here and now within every moment, then it is counterproductive to try to make something special happen—even to bring about a meditation state (jhana) or meditative stability. Show More Summary

Reflecting on Awareness in the Valley

There is the constant sound of water from a stream flowing just beside the place I’m staying. Gradually the sound fades into the background of awareness. Yes, aware still, however now the whole sound-scape opens up. Now so focused on writing this the whole scape has faded even more. Just as would be normal. Now … Continue reading Reflecting on Awareness in the Valley ?

Like Clouds and Water

See also photographs on FB: hounmugo is my name A rare moment of rest during a long train journey. No complaints there. For the past eight days I’ve been ‘on the road’. First in The Netherlands staying at the Clouds and Water Hermitage in Friesland, to the north of Holland, then in Utrecht to stay … Continue reading Like Clouds and Water ?

Respect

I’m in the Netherlands. Think tulips, think windmills, think water! And much more. This morning my host was driving us, and her Greyhound, to a forest where dogs can run free. Vast swaths of land have been reclaimed from the sea, we were at one point driving along the original dyke wall. For as far … Continue reading Respect ?

Undivided Activity – Full Quote from Zenki

Here it is, the whole quote I’ve been publishing over the last week or so. Birth is just like riding in a boat. You raise the sails, row with the oar, and steer. Although you row, the boat gives you a ride, and without the boat you couldn’t ride. But you ride in the boat … Continue reading Undivided Activity – Full Quote from Zenki ?

Earth Sky – No Gap

The entire earth and the entire sky are both the undivided activity of the boat This is the last section of the quote from Dogen’s Zenki. I’ll publish all of the quote tomorrow. However many times I visit these words they do not make ordinary sense. And I think that’s the idea, pointing us past … Continue reading Earth Sky – No Gap ?

Undivided Activity

When you ride in a boat, your body and mind and the environs together are the undivided activity of the boat. It’s worth spending some time sitting with this. Really. Our lives as riding in a boat. Or riding makes the boat (living) what it is. This photograph was taken about a month ago. A … Continue reading Undivided Activity ?

Life -Like Riding In A Boat

The following quote is from Undivided Activity (Zenki) Zen Master Dogen. Birth is just like riding in a boat. You raise the sails, row with the oar, and steer. Although you row, the boat gives you a ride, and without the boat you couldn’t ride. But you ride in the boat and your riding makes … Continue reading Life -Like Riding In A Boat ?

Small Actions – Merit Of

What makes Dogen different from all other thinkers? someone asked when I gave a talk at St. John’s College in Santa Fe. “His deep trust in action,” I replied. “Facing the enormity of the problems in the world, we often become cynical doubting that individual action can make a significant impact. Dogen’s view of the … Continue reading Small Actions – Merit Of ?

In Prison, Or Not. Compassion The Key

I’m visiting (and that’s taken up a lot of my focus recently) an elderly woman who recently moved to a care home on Marine Drive, Morecambe. I have struck it lucky these past couple of weeks with the waters in the Bay almost lapping up against the sea defenses. From her room my fellow Buddhist … Continue reading In Prison, Or Not. Compassion The Key ?

Meditation Merit Candle, Still Alight

Thinking of a woman driving south this am to visit elderly father in hospital. Go safely.

Tend one’s Own Garden

Voltaire he said in Candide "tending one’s own garden" is not only a private activity but also productive. With thanks to Annette for the quote. As she says, and I paraphrase, this may not solve our troubled world however it gives some quiet space to think and reflect. And the ‘garden’, our life lived is … Continue reading Tend one’s Own Garden ?

Looking Up?

Now is the time to look up. Literally. Not because there are black clouds gathering with threat of rain chasing you off high places for shelter lower down. For many good reasons rising eyes from the ground and above the horizontal is advised. While, of course, glancing down, to step safely. Walking with eyes down … Continue reading Looking Up? ?

Passing Years? Deeper Living?

I think I’ve reached that point which children do when they are PLEASED to see the number of their birth years rise. So I’m slightly wanting my years of living be a larger number and it doesn’t make sense. No, it isn’t my day today and I’m not telling when that was/is, for security reasons. … Continue reading Passing Years? Deeper Living? ?

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