Bauls of Bengal Video

Blown away, I was, by this delightful video of itinerant musical sages struggling with their practice. There was I imagining that I must be the world’s worst Shakta, so weak and flimflam is my practice. However, now I see that even these sainted people (not that I’m projecting or anything) have their spiritual struggles too. Fair gives you comfort, it does.

This Is It. This Is The Big One.

I’ve been studying Buddhism for about 25 years, and I’ve been studying Zen for about 15 years. As a healer, I’m very interested in subtle energies and I’m constantly looking for ways to deepen my practice.

For me, deepening my practice means entering more fully into the flow of my life, surrendering and relinquishing control to my Spirit Guides, finding or even just recognising streams of energy. Definitely, progressively allowing myself to trust more is a big part of my ongoing practice. It’s like learning to un-tense muscles, easing myself into my potential.

Lorin Roche’s Radiance Sutras (Sounds True, Boulder, CO, 2014), a translation of the Bhairava Tantra, opens the mind to the path of liberation in the same way as the Dogen Zenji’s poetry or the Heart Sutra. As the Sandōkai says: “Seekers of the Truth, Do not waste your days and nights in idleness”. Read this book.