What is heaven: A Zen parable

A big, tough samurai once went to see a little monk. “Monk,” he barked, in a voice accustomed to instant obedience, “teach me about heaven and hell!” The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and replied with utter disdain, “Teach you about heaven and hell? I couldn’t teach you about anything. You’re dumb. You’re … Continue reading What is heaven: A Zen parable

Gratitude | Louie Schwartzberg | TEDxSF

Nature's beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. (Filmed at TEDxSF.)  

Video: Seeing the beauty of nature & being grateful

"I wish you that you would open your heart to all these blessings and let them flow through you, that everyone whom you will meet on this day will be blessed by you - just by your eyes, by your smile, by your touch. Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you." Nature's beauty … Continue reading Video: Seeing the beauty of nature & being grateful

What is heaven: A Zen parable

A big, tough samurai once went to see a little monk. “Monk,” he barked, in a voice accustomed to instant obedience, “teach me about heaven and hell!” The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and replied with utter disdain, “Teach you about heaven and hell? I couldn’t teach you about anything. You’re dumb. You’re … Continue reading What is heaven: A Zen parable