Daishin

Field of Awakening

Logic is ill Rationality makes no cents Divorce “The Thinker” Embrace the body Green is just green White is just white Sit tall like a

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The Web of Life

We think we exist as some kind of solid independent reality.  Funeral ceremonies of loved ones have always served to remind me of the dream-like

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The Tree of Life

In light of yet another round of shootings, this time at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh killing 11, and in the African American

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Haiti is a Great Teacher

“Beyond Mountains are more mountains” is a Haitian saying.  This proverb does not only accurately depict the Haitian landscape, but also the inner landscape of

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Identify Your Cows

What or who prevents us from experiencing real inner freedom? Is it our stuff, our relationships, our own perceptions, or perhaps a combination? Daishin shares his own wrestling with these questions.

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We Are Blind

“Even if you have the highest understanding of mountains as all buddhas’ inconceivable qualities, the truth is not only this.  These are conditioned views.  This

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Be Teachable

Be Teachable   The sound coming from my teacher’s desk   Stiff and inflexible head   Softened by Dharma rain only   One dies not

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