Nickerson St. Zendo | Jan 2017
Enlivening our practice by holding in our minds over time an intention, a vow or a Dharma question.
Returning to intention to ground us in what is most important. Using the question, "why do I practice," to cut through the non-essential.
Our endless project of trying to improve ourselves is doomed to failure and fraught with cruelty.
Using a particular verse as an expression of living in vow.
Using the activity of pushing an empty stroller during a parade as a metaphor for the spirit of dharma inquiry.
Working with a particular but open-ended question during zazen. Not trying to answer the question but using it to focus your awareness on aspects of your mind that might not otherwise be accessible.