Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Learning How To See

Good Morning,
This month is an exciting beginning for me in my oblique, parallel, linear, crooked line, up, down, sideways, backwards, forwards, here, there, everywhere spiritual journey. 

Dosho Port over at Wildfox Zen is offering what he calls

INVITATION TO VINE OF OBSTACLES: ONLINE SUPPORT FOR ZEN TRAINING


This will be my first opportunity to do some really formal training from a teacher on a consistent basis.

This promo is unsolicited by Dosho.

I would encourage anyone who finds themselves interested in the dharma and who has been going this trip alone to give it a look/see.
It feels to me like a great opportunity to receive some solid teaching.

I'll say no more at present.

Bows to his dedication to his vows!

Alan


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

So Tender, So Fragile...Life...Gift...Gift...Gift

For Grace Rhea







I held a friend's dead baby little girl in my hands yesterday. In my hands, not my arms.
It was so kind of her to allow me to hold that tiny little life.
This tiny little being, so few breaths taken in this life,
but the fact that she was here forever changes this world and the world of her parents.
We all matter.
Every moment.
Even when it's just a moment.

Deep Bows,

Alan