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Mark Foote
Post title: Dogen's "Genjo Koan"
(Jul 5 2015 at 12:15 PM)

Moon over Clear Lake(The following is excerpted from a commentary I've just completed, Dogen's "Genjo Koan")


There's a sentence in the "Genjo Koan" where Dogen speaks about the life that fish and birds enjoy, and he says:

"...each one realizes its limitations at every moment and each

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Mark Foote
Post title: Addendum to 'D. L. Bartilink, "No Special Effort", and the "Best of Ways"'
(Jun 11 2015 at 04:53 PM)

Gazos, Ano Nuevo State Park"The comprehension of the long and short of inhalation and exhalation can enter into the sense of place, and be embodied as the posture."


I've just finished a work, D. L. Bartilink, "No Special Effort", and the "Best of Ways", from which the quote above is t

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Mark Foote
Post title: The Normal Unfolding of Things
(Apr 24 2015 at 08:51 PM)

Big River, MendocinoA funny thing happened after I wrote my last post. I found myself observing my breath, not in terms of the movement of the diaphragm and chest, but in terms of activity around the fluid ball of the abdomen and support for the spine.

Here's the funny part: I began to comprehend the long or short of a given movement of breath.

Comprehension of the long

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