This is the What's New page for cuke.com
Our other two Zen sites: shunryusuzuki.com - all the transcripts, audio, film, photo archive ----- and ZMBM.net - for Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Youtube Cuke Archives - Posts from here also appear on Facebook Cuke Archives
Core Books by and about Shunryu Suzuki -- People Index --  DC home --  DC Books
For other posts: personal, Saunters, environment, music, etc, go to Cuke nonZense Blog and cuke-annex
- donate
Search both cuke blog and cuke.com 
Search Blog Only - Search Cuke Only

Monday, September 7, 2015

Observe

At the Vipassana retreat in Singaraja, Bhante Sujata said that all the questions he had of senior monks and great teachers basically had one answer: just observe. There's a saying in the motivational field, "Don't be an observer, be a participant."  That also sounds good, but words often mean different things. One of the keys to communicating about practice is knowing the level you're on. The observation that the Buddhist monks suggest is aimed at bringing one into the present and away from following wandering thoughts, desires, emotions. Observe to fully participate. But don't tell Bhante I said that or he might shake his head and say, "Just observe." - dc

Vipassana retreat report