School of the Kicking Donkey

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how to be a mechanic of the mind

Today happened this. We were lifting a big beam into the ceiling with the whole team. They are so heavy that seven people need to lift at the same time. I was responsible for holding the security rope that made… Continue Reading →

the trouble with going to live in a cave

There is a story about a man who has a wife, whom he dearly loves, and yet every time he sees a beautiful woman, he can’t help but feel sexual desire for her. Because of this, he is ridden with… Continue Reading →

“We are as we are…”

One cold evening this week, a group of us stayed up until midnight repairing a lot of headlamps, which were all apparently dead after only two years. They had been on the point of throwing them away and buying new… Continue Reading →

the magic of generosity

At one moment last year I was feeling very low and always attacked by constant anxiety and insecurity. (These, you will see, are my most well-known enemies. I am an expert in anxiety and insecurity, let me tell you.) I… Continue Reading →

why meditation is like catching flies

Now it is summertime, we have a lot of flies that want to come in the house and we need to have good screens on our windows. Despite the screens, we still need to catch flies from time to time… Continue Reading →

what will you do at the time of death?

“I am ready to die right now.” I remember the peculiar feeling that arose in me at these words – like being pushed off-kilter, my comfortable assumptions about how life was wobbling and shaking. I remember my shock, admiration, and… Continue Reading →

tiny carelessness, little laziness

There are sometimes people who look at the standards that one sets up for oneself in meditation, and they wonder, “But isn’t it only human to have a little laziness, to get a little bit careless now and then? Aren’t… Continue Reading →

bread, broccoli and being the job

There are days that feel as though they are nothing but a list of catastrophes, each bigger than the next. I used to find that those days were only disagreeable, but now they are also a source of interest and… Continue Reading →

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