Right where you are

//Right where you are

Right where you are

Preparing for a new voyage today: I’ll be heading in a few hours for retreat near Lisbon.
I’ll cross national borders and time zones, shift from one set of cultural habits and ways to another, enter the realm of a language other than the two I usually speak. And yet…
Amid all our differences, we’ll all come together as one « body » for these few days.
The truth is that we are all always this « one body » all the time, wherever we are, whoever we are, whether we are aware of it or not.
And our practice of coming together involves a « retreat » from our sleepy « worldly » ways of separation and discrimination so that we can awaken to this wisdom of nonseparation.
You’re welcome to join us right where you are.
A bientôt.

By | 2015-10-02T15:27:10+01:00 mars 28th, 2013|Textes|8 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. fake uhren 23 juillet 2013 at 3 h 33 min - Reply
  2. Constance 2 avril 2013 at 13 h 07 min - Reply

    I could not come to Lisbon, I can’t come seating with you in Paris, but thanks to all of you, I know now, right where I am, at home, in my living bones, in heating sun and weeping rain, I join you all, day after day.

  3. Tu es cela 1 avril 2013 at 13 h 29 min - Reply

    Oh! You have left me speechless!
    Thank you each for joining right where you are, on three continents, in five countries, across countless time zones, all these different lives all one here, now.
    My heart is bursting. My hands are together. I’m bowing to you.

  4. Peter 1 avril 2013 at 0 h 09 min - Reply

    .. and from Oz

  5. Tiago 30 mars 2013 at 23 h 00 min - Reply

    with you all, from london.

  6. Ocean of Generosity 30 mars 2013 at 19 h 48 min - Reply

    Joining from Esposende, Portugal, just being present….

  7. Tomas 29 mars 2013 at 22 h 16 min - Reply

    With you from here-there

  8. Hugo 28 mars 2013 at 12 h 57 min - Reply

    Joining from Lospalos, Timor Leste

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