The Path Is Made By Walking

The path was created long ago, and we are now following it. The word for path in Sanskrit is marga, so we follow the yoga marga, the way of yoga. The path has been cleared and made smooth and passable … Continued

The Sound of One Hand

In sitting just past dawn this morning by the estuary called Black Fish Creek, the koan “The sound of one hand” came to me. At that very moment a shore bird called out and its shrill pitch echoed over the … Continued

Outer, Inner and Inner-Most Joy

The sentiment of joy is exquisite. I think it is one that we have all experienced at some time and it includes feelings of openness, non-partiality and a willingness to be surprised. The journey through yoga is one that guides … Continued

Black Crow

Black crow atop the tallest pine ‘Caw’, ‘Caw’, ‘Caw’ -going hoarse- ‘Listen to the dharma!’ ‘Listen to the Dharma!’

Original Mind

Original mind– Not the beginning of time Not before I was born Not the source of all creation But now and now and now– Yellow leaf drifts in the autumnal wind Right before my eyes.

The Eternal Net

The real world is beyond our thoughts and ideas: we see it through the net of our desires, divided into pleasure and pain, right and wrong, inner and outer. To see the universe as it is, you must step beyond … Continued

A quote from Mooji

“Your entire being includes everything. Your Self is all inclusive. All this play of existence is appearing within you.”

A monk asked Master Sho of Kokei

A monk asked Master Sho of Kokei, “When things come from the four directions and eight dimensions, what then?” Sho said, “Hit the Middle” The monk immediately bowed.