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.

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