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Mark Foote
Post title: Zen (and Mindfulness), Part One--from "Dao Bums"
(Nov 19 2017 at 02:32 PM)

Ducks(On November 12, 2016, Adia said)

I am sitting, experiencing stress and pain, is that normal?

(On 11 7 2017, Mark said:)

There's a trick to being really good at sitting zazen, especially in the lotus: be born to a father who is the abbott of a Zen monastery in Japan, learn oriyoki at age three, and wrestle with your brothers in the lo

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Mark Foote
Post title: Denko-e
(Oct 24 2017 at 08:04 PM)

Jikoji ZendoI attended the five-day Denko-e sesshin at Jikoji Zen Center, two weeks ago.

Vanja Palmers from Switzerland, who led the sitting, suggested in his opening talk that everyone should try to include everything in their awareness (with nothing left out): although he acknowledged there might be difficulties in the posture, he suggested that by including everything,

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Mark Foote
Post title: Twenty-second Case: Hsueh Feng's Turtle-Nosed Snake
(Sep 9 2017 at 03:43 PM)

Clear Lake, California

Twenty-second Case: Hsueh Feng's Turtle-Nosed Snake

Hsueh Feng taught the assembly saying, 'On South Mountain there's a turtle-nosed snake. All of you people must take a good look.'

Ch'ang Ch'ing said, 'In the hall today there certainly are people who are losing their bodies and their lives.'

A monk related this to Hsuan Sha

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