Zen as Primordial Dance Training

  Zen for me was like encountering some carnal primordial dance training.  The whole life was a choreographed dance.  We came to the training, confused, awkward, couldn’t get ourselves going in one direction. We were scattered, lost.  And then we’d see someone wash their bowls, and it was like the world turned to flame.  To…

Breaking Through: Sublime and Natural

Lately, quite a few zen practitioners have asked me about breakthrough.  Is it real?  Is it possible? Does anyone really break through?  What does it mean?  I am writing this post to inspire those who have heard about breakthrough and find it mysterious and seemingly impossible.  I am here to put my two cents in….

Birthing True Wisdom

“Our bodies already know how to birth true wisdom” Shodo Harada Lately I have had met many people and clients who are talking about walking right, sitting right, squatting right.  They are looking for a technique or rule to follow to feel good in the body. I have a different view of movement and embodiment. …