on having no goals

On Having no goals/ Arthur Dove's Pond in Sunlight (1935) famous painting. Original from the MET Museum.

As you set out on your meditation journey, don’t set yourself up for failure and avoid aggressive self-improvement. There isn’t anything to improve. And really, the present moment …

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it’s just nature, my dear

  In April of last year Doug McGill interviewed the Burmese meditation teacher Sayadaw U Tejaniya concerning how a meditator can practice mindfulness in the pandemic. His response …

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just as you are

Henri Rousseau-The Flamingoes

  You can’t push the river, the Zen masters of old would say. And wow, how I have tried—reading, studying the Dharma, going on retreats, even fasting at …

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