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Real Prosperity

Real Prosperity

A rich man asked Sengai to write something for the continued prosperity of his family so that it might be treasured from generation to generation. Sengai obtained a large sheet…Read more
Five Mindfulness Trainings

Five Mindfulness Trainings

The First Training: Aware of the suffering caused by the destruction of life, I vow to cultivate compassion and learn ways to protect the lives of people, animals, plants and…Read more
Leavetaking

Leavetaking

My delight in death exceeds the pleasure of a merchant who makes a vast fortune, or a victorious war god, or a sage in total trance. Like a traveller taking…Read more

Impermanence

The Mandala, Tibetan sand painting, is an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism. The mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning cosmogram or “world in harmony.” Mandalas are drawings in three-dimensional…Read more
Enso

Enso

Ensō (円相) is a Japanese word meaning "circle" and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Ensō is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy even though it is…Read more
It is always now

It is always now

We light a narrow candle for every turnaround our little sun. make a wish and try to blow them out with a single breath. between the near stars and the…Read more