Category Archives: Dharma Bits

Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery #2

Finally heading out to Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery! Check these two posts for details: https://thesmilingpilgrim.wordpress.com/ https://thesmilingpilgrim.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/gyobutsuji-zen-monastery/ & Please if you think this is a good thing support.  All the help is needed, even if you are just raising awareness about this … Continue reading

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Joke! Buddhist Monk

I really liked this Lol

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Robert Lax Poem/Koan

Robert Lax’s answer to the Koan:  “Show me your face before you were born.”

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Namaste

Namaste is a respectful greeting, salutation, and even valediction in Hindu culture. Most commonly in the West we use it as a respectful affirmation with someone we feel comfortable with in an environment that it is most proper to use. … Continue reading

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Sadhu

A Sadhu is a religious ascetic or holy person most commonly found in India.  This is some incredible street art thanks to an awesome fellow wordpress blogger!

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Buddhist Teaching

The non-doing of any evil, the performance of what’s skillful, the cleansing of one’s own mind: this is the teaching of the Awakened.

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Zen in the Prairies

I sit quietly by the lake. Enjoying the magnificence of life. I hear the Canadian geese start to arrive and crash the water.  For a moment I have to assert myself as the squawk of a goose threatens to destroy me and … Continue reading

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