Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Let Us Sit"

From my training with Zen Hospice Project, I received many many gifts, including this one from Eric Poche, the director of volunteers there:

"Let us sit."

Eric Poche with Zen Hospice resident

Three simple and powerful words, that I have made mine now as I lead others into mindful sittings. Heeding Ajahn Sumedho's plea to keep practice simple

Which other words from teachers have inspired you? Please share.

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  2. "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few"-Suzuki Roshi.
    These few words really do remind me to see what is- challenging emotional states; aversion;other people;the sun setting at the end of a day as if for the first time rather than through the,sometimes grey,lens of past experience.
    I'm very grateful for the simple but profound reminder.
    Thanks for the inspiring posts.
    Andy

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  3. Thank you, Andy. Yes, left unchecked, mind always wants to complicate things . . . including practice.

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