And what is right action? Abstaining from taking life, abstaining from stealing, abstaining from unchastity. This is called right action.” – Sutta Nipata XLV 8
Monthly Archives: August 2011
About a year ago I went into formal training with Jiun roshi, as I joined the Zen Center ‘Noorder Poort’. Then last April, I left that center and since then I’ve felt rather restless and not fitting in. The original plan was to undergo formal training for at least 18 months, maybe even up to two years. But life decided differently and I went on my way. Since then I’ve been looking deep into myself.
I tried to settle again, find myself a home, find myself a job, find myself some peace. Continue reading
The first week of this August I spent in Denmark. I participated in a Sesshin by Dutch Zen Master Rients Ritskes. He had many themes going on during the Sesshin so everybody was satisfied in the end.
There was one theme however the Master had not anticipated: the food. Continue reading
Life, as far as we understand it, is the exception in the universe that we know. Last Sesshin this was probably the most crucial sentence for me I got to hear from the teachers mouth. Taking the generally excepted definition for ‘life’, most of the universe we know is empty and otherwise it is dead. Continue reading