Author Archives: Jean Low

Buddha just sat

teisho 906 (2004) Whatever is said about the way to practice is always pointing to or leading to the simplicity that you are. When you ask Who am I? it cuts away all the complications, all the weeds. But you … Continue reading

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Non interfering

teisho 1336 (2014) When you have not penetrated the great way it is like silver mountains and iron cliffs. There is the feeling that it is absolutely impenetrable, impossible, there is no where to go. It takes such courage to stand in … Continue reading

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A different way of working

teisho 1199 – 2009 I emphasise constantly the importance of suffering, both in our lives and in our practice. Suffering indicates the possibility of realization.  It is the fact that we are in conflict with ourselves that is our greatest … Continue reading

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Allowing (teisho 1275 – 2012)

Have you met one Seasoned in the way of allowing? One with nothing to do And nothing to master. Who neither rejects thought, Nor seeks truth. This is how we start with our practice and it is the way we … Continue reading

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Let go

teisho 1309 – 2013,  based on a talk given by Rinzai to his monks. You are not here to practice Zen.  Once you feel there is a way you have to follow, things you have to do, then you are … Continue reading

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Teisho

teisho 1161 – 2009. I heard about the great bridge of Joshu.  But now I come here and find it is just a set of stepping stones.  Joshu said, ‘It lets asses cross, it lets horses cross.’ ************ You must … Continue reading

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Just Be (teisho 1357 -2015)

This teisho was based on comments made by Nisargadatta, as follows: ‘Keep very still and be aware …… Reject the known. Welcome the so far unknown, and reject it in its turn. To know by being is direct knowledge. It … Continue reading

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