Tag Archives: aware

Poem – Existence

The dirt road lined with pine and poplar exists in familiar land and on the map, but standing here beneath the northern sky as the cool wind brushes the lake, I am without time or space. In moments where I become aware of my contact with the earth, does it matter where I exist physically […]
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Poem – Morning Light

There is the perfect moment – birds sing, the wind circles the body, dogs lay and sniff the air, ravens and ducks land on rooftops and trees, prairie grass crackles – when burdens fall away with no effort. Briefly what followed leaves – I become aware of this too quickly and everything tumbles back but […]
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Empty Field Dharma Resources

I have read many books, different views, and different schools of thought. Everything I study now is focused on Japanese and Tibetan Buddhism, which have slightly varied paths, for lack of a better word. When I read and think about each, the Japanese makes more sense and resonates deeper within. 1. Tibetan Buddhism Mahayana – […]
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New Project – Empty Field Dharma

I have started a new site dedicated to information and discussion around the Empty Field Dharma. The concept of an Empty Field is derived from Zen Master Hongzhi from the book “Cultivating the Empty Field” and the Soto Zen school of Buddhism. I have read many books, different views, and different schools of thought. Everything […]
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Winter Forever?

An early morning trip north, yielded a few surprises – It can snow in May in MN! Ice pellets and snow flakes dotted the semi blue and grey sky above the tallest of the pine trees. Meanwhile, our clothing was being attacked by deer and wood ticks. We recorded the first snow fall in October […]
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Influence

Our sphere of influence. Do we know, realize, or even care about the people around us who are directly or indirectly influenced by our actions?  Something as simple as an angry gesture or honking your horn while driving.  What does the recipient of those actions carry forth with them on the rest of the drive, […]
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Article – Secrets for a Good Nights Sleep

The following article is from The Mountain Training School (email: info@MountainTrainingSchool.com).  In the good faith department, I have known Ben, the founder and director of The Mountain Training School, for a few years and was a client of his on a trip in Alaska. I asked him if I could repost this article, and am […]
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Lost Time?

Another work week comes to a close, and I realize the things I have missed lately, forgotten, and things waiting quietly on the night stand.  The common phrase in these instances, besides just plain being busy, is that time flies.  Of course, logically time flows at the same speed, at in the directions, no matter […]
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Beyond What I see

Soaring clouds of orange and purple streaking across the limited view I have from here. Yet I feel their motion. I feel their strength. And in that strength I see them moving beyond their origin yet retaining their roots their source. In the beginning of each story faith is instilled and the truth is prolonged […]
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