Monthly Archives: October 2013

Good Morning

Good morning everyone. Had my first cup of Java. Looks like a beautiful day here in Pennsylvania and I don’t work. Well I’m working in my sewing room but that’s not work. Remember to practice detachment today. No matter what … Continue reading

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shirt construction

Back, yoke pieces, and front pieces sewn together.

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Shirt construction

Yoke pieces and back sewn together

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Sewing a shirt

Left front piece with pocket sewn on.

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Good and bad arise together

One of the great teachings of Chan (Zen) Buddhism is that good and bad arise together.  You often hear people being critical of charity organizations, churches, monasteries, etc. only being about money.  In this world of samsara that’s the way … Continue reading

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What am I doing? Why am I doing it?

Was reading about how people hurry and scurry around and what it’s all about. For most people it’s about aquiring things and protecting self and possessions. So it’s really about selfish desire. Do you ask yourself ‘why am I doing … Continue reading

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Springwater Retreat

The first week of September I attended a seven day silent retreat at Springwater Retreat Center in Springwater, Ny.  The center was started by Toni Packer who had been a teacher at the Rochester Zen Center.  Toni had abandoned the … Continue reading

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Good morning.

Good morning everyone. Having my coffee. Remember every time we get angry it’s a reminder. We still have work to do. We need to let go of ego and understand that those who do things that make ego angry are … Continue reading

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