The Immovable Spot· Teachings · awareness, bodhicitta, concentration, Cultivating the Empty Field, embodied, Hojin Sensei, Immovable Spot, insight, Jody Hojin Kimmel, responsibility, Winter / Spring 2019, zazen
by Jody Hojin Kimmel
Originally published in Mountain Record journal: Zazen (2013)
Just resting is like the great ocean accepting hundreds of streams all absorbed in one flavor. A practitioner of the way follows movement and responds to changes in total harmony. Moreover, haven’t you yourself established the mind that thinks up all the illusory conditions? This insight must be perfectly incorporated. Discontinue leaks and do not act on them.
— Master Hongzhi
Cultivating the Empty Field
How do we leak the vital energy we need for spiritual awakening? What do we have to do to, “discontinue the leaks and not act on them,” as Master Hongzhi teaches?Read more