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janvier 2015

Every moment is a new year

By | janvier 5th, 2015|Categories: Textes|

Time, once again, to acknowledge the conventional "passage of time" that we call the "new year." It's a great moment, in fact, when many of us reflect on what has been and what is to [...]

novembre 2014

Giving thanks for it all

By | novembre 28th, 2014|Categories: Textes|

Back after traveling to the edge of the continent for a few days of practice in Belfast. Struck by the pale, almost thread-bare northern light cast there beside the Irish Sea and its swift descent [...]

Thich Nhat Hanh suffers brain hemorrhage

By | novembre 16th, 2014|Categories: Textes|

Word has come from Plum Village that the Vietnamese Zen Master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh has suffered a severe brain hemorrhage and is in critical condition in a hospital in Bordeaux. Thich Nhat [...]


By | novembre 14th, 2014|Categories: Textes|

This (apparent) absence from zenscribe has been going on for months now. So sorry! I had stopped posting while we've been developing an updated look and content for the Wild Flower website, with the blog [...]

juillet 2014

Coming down to earth

By | juillet 24th, 2014|Categories: Textes|

Just a thought that has come to me via the late great Tibetan master Chogyam Trungpa: "The only way to experience things truly, fully, and properly is through the practice of meditation, creating a direct [...]

Serving at the World Cup

By | juillet 11th, 2014|Categories: Textes|

Someone recently passed along this quote to me (from someone named Rachel Naomi Remen): "Helping, fixing and serving represent three different ways of seeing life: When you help, you see life as weak. When you [...]

juin 2014

Almost-summer gladness

By | juin 20th, 2014|Categories: Poésie|

Another fine almost-summer day here finds me happy again to offer another poem to my zenscribe comrades, near and far. Many thanks for comments on previous posting... Glad we're back, having never left. ANNALS OF [...]

An offering for Bloomsday

By | juin 16th, 2014|Categories: Poésie|

It took Bloomsday to bring me back to these pages. If you're reading this, I owe you deep thanks for keeping zenscribe in mind even without any sign of life and words here. So with [...]

avril 2014

Farewell Peter Matthiessen

By | avril 10th, 2014|Categories: Textes|

"Zen is really just a reminder to stay alive and to be awake," the Zen master and great American writer Peter Matthiessen once said. "Zen practice is about appreciating your life in this moment. If [...]

février 2014

Easter in Portugal with special guest Catherine Genno Pagès Roshi

By | février 25th, 2014|Categories: La pratique Zen|

Ten years ago, in October 2004, the first seeds of our Wild Flower Zen community in Portugal were planted when the Porto Buddhist Union invited my teacher, Roshi Catherine Genno Pagès, to visit for the [...]


By | février 18th, 2014|Categories: Textes|

It's been days since my last entry. Nothing special to note here tonight except this, which came to me via email, among a variety of "inspirational" quotes, and I couldn't let it slip away without [...]

janvier 2014

Rest in peace, Pete Seeger

By | janvier 28th, 2014|Categories: Textes|

Sad day: The indefatigable songman and peace activist Pete Seeger died today, at the age of 94. He was a national treasure for all those Americans who stood up and spoke out, who refused to [...]