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pavel-somov's picture
Notice the body that you are (and you aren't). There is nothing else (to notice). Notice the mind that you are (and you aren't). There is nothing else (to notice). And now notice the Noticer: Is it the Body witnessing its own Mind? or Is it the Mind witnessing its own Body? or Both? or Neither?
maxine-hong-kingston's picture
Renewing the World: A Weekend of Mindfulness, Mediation, and Writing Practice in the Tradition of Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11, 2012 Ben Lomond Quaker Center, Santa Cruz Mountains, California Led by Maxine Hong Kingston with Wendy Johnson and...
mark-miller's picture
See, that’s a misleading way to start. There are actually eleven of us and twelve stories. I’m talking about a group I fondly refer to as the Authors of Oneand our series, simply called One. The Authors of One consist of ten authors, plus me. Ten equals one. I think we have the math...
mark-miller's picture
Enter the psychedelic time tunnel and hang on for an inspirational and amazing story. Zen teacher Don Lubov gives us Story Ten of the One series. It is available now from Trestle Press for ONLY 99 Cents and you can get it here: http://goo.gl/JkFJs Mark Miller's...
wendy-brown-baez's picture
  My first poems were written as a teen-ager in the early hours of the morning. I wrote about unrequited love but that wasn’t the only thing on my mind. I also wrote about injustice and the inequity I witnessed. The shacks we passed on our trip through the south to visit my grandmother in...
richard-martin's picture
It is not possible to meditate Please give it up now There is no way to meditate ever anywhere in this world which is made for not meditating Have you given it up yet Have you abandoned all hope of meditating Have you lost all idea of meditating Has the very word meditating become a...
andrea-kaufman's picture
Recently, I traveled to Denver for the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies. It was a conference all about how we can foster awareness and compassion for ourselves and others. A heavy name for an effort at lightening one’s mental load. I was there in my role as a professor and...
steven-belanger's picture
Hey, everyone, long time, no see.  I don't think I've ever taken a one-week break from this blog since I started it, never mind two weeks!  No excuse for not at least publishing a couple of entries, for God's sake, but I have to admit that the following things happened in a three-day...
angelina-melwani's picture
I don't know why I feel so fearful now. This is my first blogpost on Red Room and I was kind of thinking I would get "kicked out" having signed up, written a suitable begging letter to be included and submitted exactly nothing since. But I wasn't kicked out and here I am. It is April, but as far as...
elmaz-abinader's picture
I. Walking the Dog   Most of the other folks walking dogs turn left along the packed trail after the bridge; I forge ahead along the tiny path that looks like compression in the grass. Brewster bounds ahead running to me and then off to the dogs on the other side to try to get a pick up run....