29 Mar. Time.

I'm listening to a podcast about time. I don't know why but I feel that this subject is important for my practice. They say past is already gone and the present hasn't arrived yet. Aren't we then stuck between two states on non-existence? Doesn't it mean that the present also has no reality? I beg … Continue reading 29 Mar. Time.

22 Jan. “I store meat in the belly of my brother.”

I continue to sit every day. I tried to sit for an hour an a half on Saturday morning but gave up after 40 minutes. A thought came to me while sitting on Saturday. This is how I wrote it down immediately after the sitting: "Not two. Existence is relational. If there is only one … Continue reading 22 Jan. “I store meat in the belly of my brother.”

16 Nov. In the mouth of madness. Almost.

I missed meditation last night. I was simply exhausted. Commuting, 8 hours in the air-conditioned nightmare, gym, after work: entertaining my kids, another workout at home… by 8 pm my batteries were flat. So I sat down at the kitchen table listening to "Nevermind", drinking tea, with a shameless pleasure and without even a trace … Continue reading 16 Nov. In the mouth of madness. Almost.

18 June. The “Heart Sutra” and what Irish and Martian summers have in common.

I didn't get to sit this morning. I overslept. I slept nine hours. I don't remember when I last slept longer than seven. Unusually good weather in Ireland exhausts me. It means spending the whole day outside in the scourging sun minding and entertaining my children. Not even one cloud in the sky. No wind. And the temperatures … Continue reading 18 June. The “Heart Sutra” and what Irish and Martian summers have in common.