APPAMADA

June 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Life While-You-Wait, a poem by Wislawa Szymborska

Loving this poem by Wislawa Szymborska, published today by panhala.net. It reminds me of Life As It Is.

Life While-You-Wait


Life While-You-Wait.

Performance without rehearsal.

Body without alterations.

Head without premeditation.…


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Added by maryann reynolds on June 29, 2010 at 9:36am — 1 Comment

Which wolf are you feeding?

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Added by Robin Bradford on June 20, 2010 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

Impermanence and Perfection



Inquiry Reflection: June 15, 2010

Flint Sparks…



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Added by Flint Sparks on June 17, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments

The Eye of Compassion and the Sea of Blessings



Inquiry Reflection: June 8, 2010

Flint Sparks



When I first took the precepts and sewed a rakusu, the small bib-like “robe” that is often found in traditional Soto practice, my teacher inscribed a small verse on the white silk that makes up its back. This pristine piece of silk is a clean slate when you hand it over to the teacher. When you receive it back during the precepts ceremony it has calligraphy for your new Buddhist name and… Continue

Added by Flint Sparks on June 10, 2010 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Inquiry: The albatross and us

This is one of the photographs of albatross chicks that were made by Chris Jordan in September, 2009, on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. He says, “The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back…

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Added by Peg Syverson on June 9, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Joanna Macy Bio

Appamada Practice Intensive

June 1-5, 2010…

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Added by Peg Syverson on June 7, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

 

 

Appamada is not just the occasional mindful thought or attentive state of mind, it’s actually a commitment to being attentive. It’s more than just a meditative state of mind, it’s more than just being mindful. It has to do with that primary ethical or moral orientation we have in life, with which we bring into being whatever activity we’re engaged in. Whether in formal meditation, in our interactions with other people, in our social concerns, or in our political choices, it’s the energetic cherishing of what we regard as good.

—Stephen Batchelor

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