“Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and …

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“The body is not a collection of atoms but a stately, wondrous being. The mind is not emotional and intellectual entanglements but an unknowable solitary awareness.” -Hung-chih Listening is more fun than letting your mind run amok. The mind—unobserved—is a …

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“The mind of the beginner is empty, free of the habits of the expert, ready to accept, to doubt, and open to all the possibilities.”-Shunryu Suzuki A practical pistol shooter must develop the ability to aim the pistol without depending …

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“Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, pause from time to time and relax your mind. … Everything you ever wanted is right here in this present moment of awareness.”  -Ringyur Rinpoche Nothing solves a problem quicker than a …

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“When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.” -Shunryu Suzuki “Act without expectation.” -Lao Tzu In the fall of ’83, Rob Leatham and I drove from Tempe to Los Angeles to …

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“What is important is to understand the operation of your own mind.” -Krishnamurti Before you arise each morning, lay still for a few minutes, and do this: When you breath in, know that you are breathing in; when you breath out, …

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“Do not fragment your attention but see what each moment calls for.”-Dogen Especially as a beginner, the fundamentals of marksmanship are best mastered on a bench rest. Shooting from a bench will also teach you the importance of what it …

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“All happiness comes from awareness. The more we are conscious, the deeper the joy.”-Nisargadatta Maharaj Since ancient times, masters from all eras and continents have dedicated their life to pointing out the direct path to self-realization. It is self-inquiry. Begin …

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“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen…”-Ray Bradbury There may not be a more fun way to end a practice session. Me and …

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“We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.”-Thich Nhat Hanh Question: Why are we here? Short answer: To find happiness and enjoy living. Freedom is inherent in doing things deliberately. It’s mind-boggling how well everything works out …

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