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In Mindfulness Practice There is No Goal
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

In Mindfulness Practice There is No Goal

Concentration involves something to grasp, something to hold onto. You are “here” trying to concentrate on something “there.” Rather than concentration, we practice mindfulness. We see what is happening there rather than developing concentration, which is goal oriented. Anything connected with goals involves a journey toward somewhere from somewhere. In mindfulness practice there is no … Continue reading

Heart of the Victors
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Heart of the Victors

Beginning and end depend on nothing but imagination. Through windlike formation, Karma and afflictions are created. Through these, the skandhas, dhatus, and ayatanas— All dualistically appearing phenomena—are displayed. The one who adopts and rejects these is mistakenness. Through rejecting [mind’s] own appearances, where should they cease? Through adopting [mind’s] own appearances, what should come about? … Continue reading

Normalcy at Its Best: An Interview with David Chadwick, Biographer of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
Author Interviews / From the Editors

Normalcy at Its Best: An Interview with David Chadwick, Biographer of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Shambhala: Your teacher Shunryu Suzuki’s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has now been in print for more than forty years, and is still often recommended as the best first book to read about Zen practice. Why do you think its popularity has endured throughout the explosion of Buddhist publishing the last few years? David Chadwick: Hard … Continue reading