Archive for December, 2009

The Main Shrine Room at Karme Choling

Meditation Space: Yours, That Is

The Zen Novice finished his first meal at the monastery. Anxious to begin his journey to enlightenment he asked his Master “Now What?” The Master replied, “Now wash your bowl.” —-Zen Parable Michael, Can We Talk? Michael, my dear, we have to talk. No, I didn’t say “Tawk” I said “Talk.” Seriously, have you noticed something? It’s getting crowded around here. It’s like you’re running out of room. It almost feels cramped. Why is that? I think you know. The last time you sat down to practice mindfulness meditation, before ... continue reading