School of the Kicking Donkey

Teachings for freedom

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can I let this one pass?

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 →

the little-known art of being a good student

“In the Beginner’s Mind there are many possibilities.In the expert’s mind there are few.”Shunryu Suzuki Someone I know well recently set up the entire electrical system in a house we were renovating. She had never done such a thing before,… 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 →

a meeting: the story of a beginning

Here’s a story without which all the other stories would not have happened. I heard this story for the first time on my third day working as a volunteer at the nursery, planting trees with Eric. That day I was… Continue Reading →

the problem with lifebelts

Practically everyone who lives in the world has something that they hang on to for dear life, their life-belt. Your life-belt is often a person, or a set of people, on whom you depend to make you feel good. You… Continue Reading →

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