Sometimes I offer to do these things for you and others; sometimes I’m asked. So I do them, although all the power in your life resides with you.
These are the verses I chant. You can chant them too.
This is the incense I light. You can light it too.
These are the books I keep in my Zen library. I share them with you.
This is the practice. It is the practice of all the buddhas. To sit even one moment like this is to sit as a buddha.
This is my place of practice. When you sit, we sit in the same place.
These are the magical powers — no more magical and no less magical than you are.
And yet none of these things is as powerful as the heart that seeks a true teacher.
Love Beyond Limits parenting workshop in Athens, GA Oct. 22