Opera on a Saturday Morning

The Zen center of Los Angeles on a warm Saturday morning June of 1975. I’d come down to ZCLA from my home in Highland Park to practice Zazen with the Sangha.…

Flirting

Come now, little old lady. Come and sit quietly here in this rocking chair beside me. Tell me: are you sailing at last into quiet waters, your mind a spacious okay with what is? Your old…

Roles in Life and in Meditation

Dharma Talk and Meditation Prompt from Linda Modaro. 9 minute talk, 30 minute silent meditation sitting https://satisangha.org/wp-content/uploads/Roles-in-Life-and-Meditation-Practice.mp3

Qualities of Reflective Meditation

Several months ago I received a paper called “Fundamentals/The Ground,” which was written by several teachers in reflective meditation. I would like to use some of these ideas to further…

Sensory Overload and Quirkyalone

"Reflective Meditation puts the pause on sensory overload. The simple, but not easy, act of laying down or sitting still without seeking external input takes practice. Your eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body,…

Analysis of ‘That’s Taboo’

My contribution to the eJournal was three 'guided' meditations which I created based on the practice of Reflective Meditation. In That's Taboo I present our meditation instructions as "Our story…

Anatta

The topic of anatta is a difficult topic to talk about without creating misconceptions or reducing meaning. The common translation of anatta as “no self” is misleading. Although a mouthful,…