Coffee Thoughts & Yellow Leaves, Wednesday 25 August

One of the saddest aspects of living like an artist or living like a monk is seeing another suffering and not being able to materially help. Maybe all we have in that moment is an “I’ve already given all that I had and I am suffering too.” Wisdom isn’t valued in the marketplace, it seems…… Continue reading Coffee Thoughts & Yellow Leaves, Wednesday 25 August

A Cycle of Generosity

Spiritual practices assume many forms.  Any two practices may appear externally contradictory.  Any one practice may appear internally inconsistent.  Still, embodying any correct practice fully gives one the opportunity for the same realization in every aspect of life. The opportunity to offer classes at the Baltimore Zen Center is ultimately rooted in generosity.  My own Aikido… Continue reading A Cycle of Generosity