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Welcome to our blog. Below is a list of all the posts from across this website. For events visit our calendar.
Dharma Talk from our June 2016 Zazenkai: ‘Each of the precepts addresses our fundamental responsibility to that space where we meet the other and dissolve self and other, in the presence of the other… other being, other person, other 8 billion others, human beings, on the Earth and our sense of responsibility, not just to human beings, but to all the beings. The ethos of the buddha way, the ethics, is very deeply natural. It is…’read more
Haibun (Prose and Haiku) from Tasmanian poet and zen practitioner Ron C. Moss…read more
A reflection on our recent bearing witness practice day in the Sydney CBD. These days are becoming a regular part of our practice. Each time the adventure is utterly distinct and miraculous…read more
“Affinity is quite mysterious and as you know cannot really be explained. Affinity may begin with a picture, a book, a place, a sudden awareness: something inexpressible which is an unbidden feeling of deep kinship. Affinity is the basis for falling in love and can be the key to keeping love alive. Affinity was the way I felt at the top of the Buddhist Library stairs.”read more
Please join us for this day of practice. Exploring not-knowing: ‘Dear Incomprehension (or Unknowing) – thanks to you I’ll be myself in the end.’ – Samuel Beckett…read more
March Zazenkai invitation. Theme: Great vows and other blessings. Read more…read more
Dharma talk from our recent Zazenkai in Sydney. Susan Murphy Roshi explores love and the foundations of the Great Vows: ‘Love’ is a word rarely sounded in the literature of Zen. Perhaps it speaks more strongly in this silence, since the Way itself is love – a continuing and ever-unfolding act of love towards this life, this being, and the mystery of the ‘other’.read more
Please join us for our February Zazenkai (Day of practice) in Sydney. The topic: ‘What’s love got to do with it?!’ Read more…read more
An extended exploration of the Koan ‘It’s my fault’.read more