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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Article about Zen priest from Red Cedar Zen Community


“This practice allows one over time to know yourself and to learn how to meet what happens in life without resisting it or craving more,” she says. “The study of Buddhist teachings is also important.”
She sums up Buddhist teachings this way: “We suffer or are perpetually dissatisfied because we resist what we don’t like and we desire what we don’t have or want. But because everything, ourselves included, is always changing — is impermanent — resisting and craving are pointless. So it is our misunderstanding that causes our suffering, because we think we should have or not have certain experiences, but we can’t control what comes to us.”

Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/living/magazine/article72840517.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/living/magazine/article72840517.html#storylink=cpy

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