The Mother Tree: A circle of healing: Exculsively for Women. Pema Chodron Foundation — Buddhist Monastic Life in the West - Gampo Abbey. Kagyu Office: the Website of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa. Meditation in the Park 2010. Learn Skills, share tools, save money and make great new friends. Streetbank is very like Justfortheloveofit.
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Others may say that if you want to practice dharma, you ought to ordain. Ordaining or not ordaining isn’t the crucial point. It’s how you practice. Laypeople live in the realm of sensuality. They have families, money, and possessions, and are deeply involved in all sorts of activities. We ordained people, on the other hand, might sit here daydreaming about lay life, thinking how great it could be. The laypeople live in a certain kind of thoroughness and clarity. You should be your own witness. Others’ words can’t measure your practice, and you don’t realize the dharma because of what others say. Teachings can be most profound, but those who listen may not understand. Buddhist Teachings: Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Michael O'Keefe - Zen. I became a Zen student in 1986.
Prior to that I'd read a great deal about it. Authors like Kerouac and Ginsberg captured my imagination with their style and fascination with Buddhism. Straight Dharma books always caught my eye as well and I read a fair amount before finding a teacher. At the time my career was on a downswing and my love life had fallen apart. I knew I needed something to get me moving in a positive direction. Bernie Glassman was the Abbot of the community at the time. After I'd been around about a year Bernie decided to create the Greyston Family Inn which is a place where permanent housing is offered to people coming out of temporary shelter.
Within the Peacemaker Circle are a group of practitioners who have become members of the Zen Peacemaker Order and I am one of them.