How Kwan Yin Came To My Wife’s Assistance: By Greg Goode, Ph.D.

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May is my wife — beautiful, kind, humorous, intelligent and wise, graced with a strong and generous character. She’s from Jiangsu, China, and not yet a permanent resident in the U.S. We were married in July.

They took her away in August.

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A Tribute To Greg Goode: By Harsh K. Luthar, Ph.D.

It’s funny the things we remember about people. I met Dr. Greg Goode in 1999 at the Providence Zen Center retreat. Providence Zen Center is a beautiful and scenic place with accommodations for weekend or week long spiritual and meditative retreats. People from many diverse faiths and traditions had come from Canada, California, and many places in between. Dr. Goode was scheduled to give a session on deep body relaxation and visualization at the event.

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Is Spiritual Practice Necessary?: By Greg Goode

I don’t give you what has to be done because
there is nothing to be done.

Papaji

Is spiritual practice necessary? This question never comes up in the orthodox traditions, because the “Yes” to practice is built into their very structure. But within nondual teaching contexts, this is a Top Ten Question. And most of the time, the answer is some version of

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WABI-SABI: By Jerry C. Weinstein

GREG GOODE:

One could say that in artistic terms, “wabi-sabi” is a term describing the Zen-like esthetic, made popular by the tea ceremony. Wabi-sabi is hard to translate into English, but as Koren tells (pp. 21-22), sabi originally meant “chill,” “lean,” “withered.” Wabi meant the misery of living alone in solitude, cheerless, alone. Later, they acquired more positive values. Together, the words indicate the simplicity of the hermit, the spiritual opporunities of solitude, the beauty of inconspicuous and the overlooked.

This book tells about the esthetic of Wabi-Sabi. In Koren’s words:

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Another Kind of Self-Inquiry: Chandrakirti’s Sevenfold Reasoning on Selflessness: By Greg Goode, Ph.D.

A chariot is not asserted to be other than its parts,
Nor non-other. It also does not possess them.
It is not in the parts, nor are the parts in it.
It is not the mere collection [of its parts], nor is it their shape.
[The self and the aggregates are] similar.
Chandrakirti, Supplement to (Nagarjuna’s)
“Treatise on the Middle Way”

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