Dissolving into Nature

“We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.” ― Alan Watts Kevin: Makes sense, right? But most of us don’t experience life … Continued

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Self-Acceptance and Transcendence

Kevin: What do we think of when we hear the words ‘self-acceptance’? Some of us might think of directing affirmations or loving kindness to ‘me’. But if we’re the ones being loved, who or what is doing the loving? What’s really happening when we’re being a ‘me’? Is there a deeper, broader, trans-personal self-acceptance to be … Continued

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Now

Kevin: Tonight we’ll explore the paradox of ‘Now’! On the one hand, Now is timeless; it has no duration (how long is now?). And yet ‘Now’ is all there ever is; it is eternal. Everything is only ever happening Now! But rather than trying to make sense of this conceptually, we’ll attune to the taste of … Continued

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A Simple Life

Kevin:  One retreat, someone asked Shinzen his thoughts on how it was that some people ‘wake up’ without any practice*. While the most of us seem to need hours, days, years, decades of consistent dedicated practice, others don’t! It’s just naturally there, or spontaneously occurs without any practice whatsoever. Shinzen answered that, if he were to … Continued

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