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August 9th, 2010

I am inspired by questions I get about practice. That tells me that you’ve heard the most important thing I can tell you. That tells me that you’re trying.

I am inspired by posts like this.

I am inspired by the talks I’ve been listening to and transcribing every day. Old dharma talks on dusty cassette tapes, in which Maezumi Roshi tells me loud and clear, “This life you are encountering is nothing but the life of the Buddha.” And his question, “How are you living your life as the practice of Buddha Dharma?”

So here I show you what my practice looks like most days, and I snare you into seeing through my eyes. Where is your practice? Only you know; only you can answer. I hope you will.

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  1. And I am, in turn, inspired by you. Thank you.

    Comment by J, Connecticut — August 9, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

  2. Thanks, Karen, for the inspiration. I’m back to the cushion myself after an inspiring weekend with Russill Paul. I’d add that all of life is practice: each relationship, each step. If we let it be, that is.

    Comment by Sarah — August 26, 2010 @ 1:58 am

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