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  • Film Still from Ikiru

    Moment to Moment

    Yesterday, as I was walking down Spadina Street here in Toronto to meet someone, something within me started noticing my thoughts.

  • Aik Art of DeviantArt - Zazen and Nature

    Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

    “Settle down in your room at a moment when you have nothing else to do. Say “I am now with myself,” and just sit with yourself …

  • The Art of Meditation

    There is in all of us, even if deeply buried, a longing for eternal truth …

  • Spiritual Diplomacy

    Here is an illuminating interview with James George, former high commissioner to India and former ambassador to Iran …

  • Ernst Haas, “Route 66,” Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1969

    Uneasy Street

    “Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” So taught the Gautama Buddha, some 2500 years ago, with his hands delicately poised in front of his heart. …

  • Robert Flynn Johnson collection, 1928

    Settling in the Heart

    Earlier today I came across the following quotation from by Saint Theophan the Recluse, (1815–1894) a monk and ordained saint of the Russian Orthodox Church …

  • Andrew Wyeth, Off at Sea, 1972.

    Autumn

    The sun returns, pushing away the grey sky in forgiveness painted blue. Long shadows appear over the deck and the green of a small ficus tree is illuminated. The wind that rattled…

  • The Empty Page

    Dropping the anchor, To try to find the middle ground. Down into the “I don’t know” rather than the forms. There is a hesitation. In the chest, a question is uncovered. Is…

  • To Be Bothered

    What does it mean to live within, and how do we approach this in the midst of the movement of life? What is taking place in me now within this vessel? Are…

  • Jack Kerouac, "Face of the Buddha," Pencil on Paper, 1958?

    Let It Rain

    Gurdjieff once said: “In the river of life suffering is not intentional. In conscious life suffering is intentional and of great value.” Setting all biases aside, I have been delving into the…