What Does the Buddha Write About?

When she writes, what does the Buddha write about? We know the Buddha encourages us to experience the world strictly as it is, without the overlay of our story. But writing is all about story, isn’t it? Isn’t that what makes it engaging? We know the Buddha tells us to focus on the moment. That is […]

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Writing Like a Buddha: Deepening Focus

  The purpose of Writing Like a Buddha is to develop a reverberation between the writer and the material he is writing. This is the development of non-duality; the integration of writer and writing into one shared experience. In our Developing Focus exercise, one of the ways we experienced this was through rhythm. Rhythm is […]

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Writing Like a Buddha: Learning Focus

The following exercise was inspired by John Daido Loori’s book The Zen of Creativity. When we speak about Buddhist meditation, we are not limiting it to time on the cushion. Meditation is a means of opening to the world so that we experience it, rather than simply observe it. The emphasis is sharing whatever there […]

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