One Step Back

Tim introduces the Chan/Zen concept of “one step back.” One step back is the place between “merging into” an object and running away from it, the place between reactivity and surpression. It’s the place where we dynamically and mindfully encounter the world. Members of OIMG follow up with experiences within their own lives in which they’ve taken one step back.

Sympathy for the Devil

Robert Lockridge presents “Sympathy for the Devil.” The shadow side comes with being born into the human realm. How does Dharma practice work with Shadow?And how can we USE that?

Robert’s Retreat Report

Once again, a member of our Sangha has completed a significant retreat–Robert just returned from a Korean Zen retreat organized by the Kwan Um School in Providence, Rhode Island.  During this evening’s discussion he compared aspects of Zen practice and vipassana practices.