Tag Archives: meditation

The Most Useful Thing

I woke up this morning with the thought: “Is this the most useful thing I can be doing?” I spend a lot of time on the farm – taking care of it, thinking about it, managing people who work with … Continue reading

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What thoughts are for – some thoughts

Visiting my teacher’s temple, I sit with others for two hours each morning. This is a wonderful opportunity and I am grateful. And this morning, as the second period drew to a close, I noticed that I had not been … Continue reading

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Gratitude and more

On the verge of entering Rohatsu sesshin – the annual, traditional seven-day retreat remembering Buddha’s enlightenment – there is little to say. I wrote briefly at VairochanaFarm.wordpress.com. Here I will repeat only the poem, and the picture of the river.  … Continue reading

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After Veterans’ Day

Yesterday, November 11, was Veterans’ Day in the United States, and Armistice Day in Europe. In Britain they honored the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I with poppies – 900,000 poppies for the 900,000 military – human … Continue reading

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Compassionate Earth Walkers enter United States after 23-day walk through Canada

July 31, 2013; For Immediate Release: Compassionate Earth Walkers enter United States after 23-day walk through Canada Contact: Shodo Spring, 507-384-8541, shodo.spring@gmail.com http://www.CompassionateEarthWalk.org Five walkers from the Compassionate Earth Walk have completed a 380-mile journey from Hardisty, Alberta to Monchy, Saskatchewan and … Continue reading

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