In our weekly meditation group we recite Dōgen’s, Rules for Meditation. In this there is a phrase which I have thought about and reflected on quite intently. The phrase is the one where reciters are exhorted to “cease from erudition”. … Continue reading

Time to Live?

This article talks about the problem of ‘busyness’, and came about through discussions with the Huddersfield and Leeds meditation groups and members of the forum. “..It seems that there is a question mark for many over the issue of … Continue reading


The title Can Ton Qi (TS’AN-T’UNG-CH’I) (Chinese) — Sandōkai (Japanese) has much in it. It makes reference to a very well known Daoist text which was written in the Han Dynasty around the year twenty five CE. This particular Daoist text has … Continue reading