Pointing @ the moon w/ a digital finger

Leaving this site for 3 months, at least, to focus on just practice….

 

mttrailrunner asked: if when we are hungry we should eat and when we are tired we should rest, then why is a typical monks day so planned out.

…because understanding that teaching is very simple, but actually carrying it out, from moment to moment, with mindful attention can be very difficult, so, “hard” training is necessary for most people. My Teacher used to say, “Getting enlightenment, very easy; keeping it, very difficult!” That is the same point.image

 
 
"Set aside all involvements and let the myriad things rest. Zazen is not thinking of good, not thinking of bad. It is not conscious endeavour. It is not introspection. Do not desire to become a buddha; let sitting or lying down drop away. Be moderate in eating and drinking. Be mindful of the passing of time, and engage yourself in zazen as though you are saving your head from fire."                             Dogen Zenji

"Set aside all involvements and let the myriad things rest. Zazen is not thinking of good, not thinking of bad. It is not conscious endeavour. It is not introspection. Do not desire to become a buddha; let sitting or lying down drop away. Be moderate in eating and drinking. Be mindful of the passing of time, and engage yourself in zazen as though you are saving your head from fire."
Dogen Zenji

(Source: rafaellaryon, via freakymini)

 
From Dogen Zenji:

Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.

From Dogen Zenji:

Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.

Anonymous asked: Deep Gassho, Hyon Gak Sunim _/\_, can you please discuss what the enso means to you?

It’s a circle. That’s all. How clearly or firmly you may shape the circle is supposed to show the interior power and clarity of your practice. But the symbol, the form, the circle itself has absolutely no extra meaning beyond that. Really.

 

Anonymous asked: Knowing everything to be perfect as is, what is there to do?

When you are hungry, just eat; when you are tired, just sleep: No need to check your iPhone for anything!

 

Regensburg connection

I just wanted to send a digital ‘hello’ from Regensburg. I am a Yoga teacher at Westside Yoga (also an American), and I will miss your first gathering at Westside on the 21st. I am looking forward to catching you next time.

I thought you might also find it interesting that Nikola and I will be doing a “Moon Yoga” workshop the night before your gathering. We’ll start with some movement, and then move on to some breath work and eventually a tantric exercise in embodying the moon energy. I’ll be incorporating a mini astronomy lecture about the nature of the moon as well. If the sky is clear, I’ll have a telescope on the terrace for a moon viewing. Perhaps we will see the shadow of your digital finger pointing at the moon :-)

Looking forward to connecting in person.

Tammy Bosler

http://www.yoga-digital.com

Thanks very much for your letter! I am so happy that you will all be gathering and having a look at the moon, enjoying breathing and movement, attaining your breathing, and connecting with your nature. How wonderful that is! As for me, I will have an intensive Ashtanga Vinyasa session on the same morning in Munich. Thanks for your wonderful words about seeing a “shadow of my digital finger pointing at the moon.” But “my digital finger” is only the light arrangements appearing as pixels on this digital shadow of a page: it is only the use of words and images through is medium to direct people to the work of their True Self. But when you hold up your telescope to the clear sky tomorrow night, I wish you, my friend, to only see the face of the clear moon itself. Better than the finger of Buddha or God. Better than my “digital finger”: truth just-like-this. Next time, I will join you for this event. Thank you so much for your kind post!
 
 

The new video is finally here:

Mirror of Zen /// A Day in the Moment of a Modern Zen Monk

Please enjoy, and share!

(Source: vimeo.com)

 

Mirror of Zen /// A Day in the Moment of a Modern Zen Monk

(Source: vimeo.com)

theyllonlycarewhenyourgone asked: How do i make a 'ask me anything' box on my page?

No idea, friend. Not a techie….. Good travels…..