Tom Amatt

non-affiliate zen practitioner since a life time. first contact with ordained zen priest Enomiya Mabiki in 1983. founder of zazen not tomodachi, friends of zen and giraffe heroes foundation. seeking to develop zznt into a global, original zen movement in the buddhist, daoist as well as christian sense.

Retreat Notification

When: October 16th to 22nd, 2022 Where: Palpung – Refugio Sulayr Palpung is a Tibetan buddhistic initiative, located on the same road along the National Park, Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada, Spain as the Refugio Sulayr – Instruction on how to get there see the Palpung website or contact me. I shall arrive on Sunday the …

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Thich Nhat Hanh

Thích Nhất Hạnh, Buddhist Monk and Peace Activist Dead at 95 Posted: 21 Jan 2022 10:07 PM PST “This body is not me; I am not caught in this body, I am life without boundaries, I have never been born and I have never died… Birth and death are only a door through which we go …

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Winter Solstice Session

Silence Luminous Being Who hears, who sees Who Is ——————– We are doing a winter solstice session at the Basel Dojo from Sunday 19th, 5pm to Wednesday 22nd, noon. Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! t. a.


say no-words sprich leer worte – empty out, clean entleerung, reinigung silence stille blind see sieh blind deaf hear hoer taub then re-count again dann er-zaehl neu countless zahl-los two in one zwei in eins no-word leer-wort word it worte

Mahamudra by Milarepa

probably the most inclusive, pragmatic as well as sharp text of the Mahayana canon…. Quoted from ThoGo & ZeMi, p. 19f.. ——————————————————- I bow down at the feet of the supreme Guru.           To cling to the actuality of mind is the cause of Samsara;           To realize that non-clinging and illuminating Self-awareness           Is …

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