2017-07-12 – Saving All Beings

If we try to save others without saving ourselves, this is dualistic. If we try to save ourselves without concern for others, this is also dualistic. Saving all beings includes us, and it also includes others. This is true selflessness […]

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2017-07-05 – Not That Kind of Surrender

To surrender in Zen is to let go of harmful beliefs and the stubborn image we have of ourselves. We let down those walls that we believe have been protecting us, which have actually been isolating us […]

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2017-06-28 – Blades of Grass

Les discusses the importance of having respect for everything, even the smallest blades of grass […]

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2017-06-21 – Yes, BUT–

In order to escape from the trap of personal desires, we need to give up our excuses, our “Yes, BUT -“, for why we hold on to our ideas of personal gain […]

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2017-06-14 – Q&A

Les Kaye answers difficult questions from students about zen practice […]

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2017-06-07 – Echo of Ourself

We have a tendency to hear and see as an echo of ourselves, distorting things through our egocentric prejudices. Becoming aware of these tendencies is the first step in letting them go […]

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2017-05-31 – Housekeeping of Our Mind

Life is constantly changing. We need to let go of things to make space for new things to appear […]

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2017-05-24 – The Soup of Our Life

Our life is a mix of things, unstable, like a soup. How do we find our center? It comes from looking inside, not outside […]

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