ARCHIVE December, 2016

The Harrowing of Hell – Book Excerpt

I was in a state of turmoil.  Here I was was back in London, my childhood home, living with my parents, out of work and out of my beloved Zen practice, separated from my teacher, Dr. Kim, with whom I had invested so much of the past 2 years of my life, and I was  Read more

December 2, 2016 in Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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What The Old Lady Said – Book Excerpt

Though I knew the Old Lady from Calgary had said something very important to Dr. Kim about me, having spent 10 minutes discussing what she had learned from her ‘reading’ of my energy, I had no idea what it was about.  Dr. Kim simply responded with lots of nodding and u-hums, but beyond this, I  Read more

December 2, 2016 in Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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Reverse Psychology Reversed – Book Excerpt

Though I had been reading Thomas Merton’s books on Zen Buddhism and Carmelite spirituality, and had found them intriguing, I still had not seen the irony in reading books about Catholic mysticism to strengthen my resolve to shave my head and go to a Zen monastery as a monk.  And though Dr. Kim had read  Read more

December 1, 2016 in Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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God Shows Himself – Book Excerpt

The chapel was bathed in a soothing yellow light, the monks, and a few of the local farmers from the Valley, were waiting quietly for morning Mass to begin.  In the near silence, one could hear pages turning, and the sound of books being shuffled here and there in the choir stalls, and monks clearing  Read more

December 1, 2016 in Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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The Old Lady From Calgary – Book Excerpt

The early fall evening was warm and the lower forests of the Bow Valley still yellow, as I drove the winding road up to Dr. Kim’s house for meditation class on Cougar Creek Crescent in Canmore.  I was still excited about meditation class at Dr. Kim’s, despite the fact that it was painful to sit  Read more

December 1, 2016 in Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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