The Moon Reflected in Water

September Full Moon in Oslo, Norway

The moon reflected in water is a common theme in Zen. The first time I learned about this was in Pune, India in 1976. Rajneesh had giving some dharma talks on Zen stories and published a book called No Water, No Moon. I bought the book and read it with great interest. I also acquired […]

Osho On Self-Acceptance

Osho

Osho, also know as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, was an Indian master who died in 1990. He was an outstanding speaker and teacher. When he looked into your eyes, you knew he was present. His whole being seemed to want your liberation. His teachings spanned the whole of meditation practices – from Art to Zen and […]

Another Take On The Bodhisattva

Roshi Bernie Glassman

Roshi Bernie Glassman delivered another take on the bodhisattva at the Sivananda Yoga Retreat from May 6-12, 2011. He delivered a dharma talk on “Becoming a Mensch.” What is a mensch? My dad used to point out that this person was a mensch. What did he mean? It was a person with the qualities of loving kindness, […]

“I speak as if I am speaking on my own self” – Osho

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

The day after I arrived in Pune, India, I headed over to the Rajneesh Ashram for the morning satsang (being in the presence of the master) with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, more commonly known as Osho. The beauty and the flow of his voice entranced me right away. I have to say that his way of teaching is a […]

Self-Hypnosis for Anxiety

When I went to India for the first time, I spent four months at the Rajneesh (Osho) ashram. At that time, new arrivals to the ashram were invited to have darshan (a meeting with a small group) with Rajneesh. When I looked into his eyes and felt his deep, penetrating gaze, I knew that I […]