Retreat notes (II)

//Retreat notes (II)

Retreat notes (II)

Today ceremony/ritual on « receiving » the precepts for T., « Terre d’Eveil. »
I transmit what can’t be transmitted to him and to all. Each becomes one and all, acknowledging this, our very life, as the natural expression of our essential awakened nature.
The ground of awakening (terre d’éveil) is nowhere but here, wherever you are at this very moment, here between « heaven/sky » and « earth. » There is no between. There is no awakening apart from here.
You are the theater and the actor of this epic (tragedy? comedy? Waiting for Godot?) that is your life as the « way. »
Which « way »? Only this one.
All the places, all the people, all the many « lives » and acts and scenarios are nothing, nowhere but here. They are you. Tu es cela.

By | 2015-10-02T14:17:54+01:00 mai 23rd, 2009|Textes|2 Comments

About the Author:

Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.


  1. Tu es cela 27 mai 2009 at 10 h 49 min - Reply

    Here I offer a bow of gratitude for this common ground of awakening.

  2. Ting 26 mai 2009 at 21 h 49 min - Reply

    “The ground of awakening is nowhere but here.”

    And here is where I was, and will be forever.
    Thanks for the notes, Tu.

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