Dewdrops on Stinging Nettles
by tendo zenji
The Dream Mountain Way is an approach to practice as fully integrated into every aspect of our lives. There is no separation between formal practice and everyday activities. While this is often the ideal, the Dream Mountain approach utilizes practices with which we can engage in throughout all aspects of our lives, whether walking, sitting, standing or lying down. Openness is cultivated in all of our activities and through questioning we directly probe into what is.
These practices and the essential principles that supports them have been collected into a pocket sized book. The format of this book is important for, as the subtitle notes, it is designed to be a companion for practice, always with us to be pulled out for immediate use. The first edition of this book is now available: Dewdrops on String Nettles.
The topics in this book have been the subject of many of the posts and recorded talks posted here. In these cases they often present references from the tradition, deeper explanations and specific examples. As a resource for those interested in the Dream Mountain Way and for those already engaged with it, this post will collect the posts that correspond with sections of the book. This reference will be updated as relevant posts are added.
On the Dream Mountain Way
Wayseeking Mind: Wayseeking Mind – a personal case study
Cultivating the Still Pool: Cultivating the Still Pool
Questioning: The Practice of Questioning
Naturalness: Moving through the world without obstruction
Solitude: The Practice of Solitude
Pilgrimage: Searching for Solitude