sangha.

sometimes sangha is the people that sit with you on retreat. sometimes it’s the people you share a ride on public transport with. or the people that help out in the neighbourhood. the ones you carry in your heart is sangha. and the ones you don‘t want to let in. sometimes wild animal in front of the window is sangha. wherever you are. there is sangha.

from a place of ressources.

sometimes I feel there is a gap between what is offered as practice and life. words like „practice gratitude“ are too distant from a place of deficiency.

but we can always turn to something, that‘s already there. the breath. that vital body. the cycle of seasons in the trees. still there.

before the conceptual mind snaps in. a felt sense in the body before language. what a relief.

„The Self and things of the world are just as they are. The gate of freedom is open.“ – Dogen

tanzhaus.

wednesdays 08.30 – 09.30

fr. 10.- / bring your own mat

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life happens NOW.

there is no ‚after’ this present moment and no ‚before‘. what you perceive as ‚now‘ has already been there, and what will be roots in ‚what is‘. your awareness shines a light on a hidden timeline. do you see?

accordingly, don’t practice as if there would be a ‚later’. there is none.

the entrance is everywhere.

being bored is being stuck in the present moment. it’s resistance and it’s holding on to something that is not. but boredom is also a gateway. allowing softness, we can feel into it and enter a state of being. or we allow distraction, a movement, a doing, to get into any kind of flow. toward creativity or stillness or to land back in stuckness again.

in meditation it‘s quite the same. to focus on the breath for example or to focus on energy is a kind of doing. in that absorbtion, when practiced for a while, something releases and the self subsides.

it’s very difficult to focus if there is a lot of tension in body and mind. and too much expectations make many of us give up at that stage.

but there is choice. with humility and curiosity, with patience and compassion, with commitment and support, we allow form to take place, and we stop to fight. we go with it, not against it, and become nondirectional. we then get out of the way, to make space for a potential, a whole new world.

time is such a luxury, my friends.

resistance.

strength and ease in
body mind and speech
is an individual choice
that informs the collective.