Summer 2014

Vol. 32 No. 4 Summer 2014

Even though empty space
May be named or conventionally defined,
It is impossible to point it out as “this.”
It is the same for the clarity of mind itself:
Although its characteristics may be expressed,
It cannot be pointed out as “this.”

— Machig Labdron


The Unexpected Rears its Head, Konrad Ryushin Marchaj, Sensei
The nature of all things is intrinsically unknowable.

Touched by Raw Truth, Danica Shoan Ankele

Sacred Wildness, John Daido Loori, Roshi
The most profound teachings of reality are offered by the natural world.

Natural, Vivid, Alive, Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
Intimacy with our raw, undomesticated experience.

Meeting Machig Labdron, Jody Hojin Kimmel, Osho
A brief introduction to a lesser-known Buddhist sage.

Plum Blossoms, Eihei Dogen
The old plum tree arouses wild wind and stormy rain.

Sangha Reflections: On Wildness

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