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The Ten Ox-Herding Pictures

I have always loved the teachings of Zen Buddhism for their simplicity and clarity. From short 17-syllable Haiku poems to delicate ink-brush Sumi-e paintings, Zen always points, without fuss, to the Nondual truth hidden in plain sight. During the almost 20 years I lived in Japan, I delved quite deeply into Zen literature, Zazen (Seated meditation), and Kyudo (Japanese Zen Archery). Upon recognizing my true nature in February 2021, many of the Zen parables and stories I had st

Spring is near

A change sensed Birdsong wakes me from my slumber Spring is near ~~~~~ I have always loved the Japanese Haiku form of Poetry for its simplicity and clear pointing to what is. In Japanese, they are written in a 5-7-5 format (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables) and traditionally, but not always, contain a seasonal word. English translations, being unable to follow the syllabic format exactly, aim however to keep a short-long-short structure while at the same time (and most i

Smash The Crystal Ball

For many years I was hopelessly addicted to horoscopes and tarot. I would constantly check daily, monthly, and yearly forecasts to see what was apparently going to happen next. All the time unwittingly giving my power away to an individual (The astrologer) who not only did not know me but also did not know themselves. Think of it this way... Imagine you are waiting in line to see a movie and someone who has already seen it tells you what is going to happen. How happy would yo

Facebook LIVE with Corina LaVonne

Last night was the first in a new series of LIVE Facebook broadcasts with my friend, Corina LaVonne, where we discussed Nonduality, our true nature, and resting as Effortless Being. It was a lot of fun and we both hope that our conversation will resonate with you. Click here to watch! We will be LIVE every Wednesday at 13:00 EST (18:00 GMT), answering viewers' questions and discussing topics related to Nonduality and Spirituality. If you are interested and would like to join

How To Realise Effortless Being by David Bingham

Find a comfortable place to sit and allow the mind and breathing to settle into a relaxed state. Begin by noticing any thoughts arising effortlessly. Innocently watch them without entering into any dialogue. Notice that no effort is required for thoughts to arise. Then notice any sensations or feelings arising in the body. Again, notice that they arise effortlessly. There could be a quiet feeling of joy, a sensation of discomfort etc, each arising effortlessly. Become aware o

Thou shalt not covet

"Thou shalt not covet" (Exodus 20:17) is one of the Bible's famous Ten Commandments. It is also mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, referred to as Asteya or non-covetousness, one of the five Yama principles, and in the Tao Te Ching. In simple terms, the meaning of non-coveting is not to hoard things. Instead, one must be generous and giving. However, the deeper, more subtle meaning is much more important to understand. Coveting creates a scarcity mindset. It sends out

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