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Between Sanity and Insanity

In those days, the strain of long hours of meditation – “hard practice,” as Sifu Dr. Kim called it – began to take a toll on my psyche. In the early days of meditation, I simply was learning how to meditate, was simply learning the breathing, the play of thought and feeling, and the physical  Read more

August 28, 2019 in Book Excerpt, Uncategorized by Patrick O'Connor

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Seeing The Ox

After struggling with the ox for some time, maybe years – decades even – the day comes when the ox is identified and, if one is wise, accepted. This is the time of putting a ring through its nose, and with a whip, it is kept from running about, pulling us this way and that.  Read more

August 5, 2019 in Blog Post, Book Excerpt by Patrick O'Connor

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Tossed About By the Wind

When I began working with Fr. John, I was an utter mess.  I had not really wanted to leave Dr. Kim and my life in Canmore, and so I had lost my sense of my own self will. My thinking and feeling were out of control, like a computer flitting between website pages randomly without  Read more

July 22, 2019 in Blog Post, Book Excerpt by Patrick O'Connor

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Where Is Your Ox?

In those early days of Zen with Sifu Dr. Kim, I was preoccupied constantly with the koan he had given me, “Where is your ox, Do Chun?  You have a BIG ox, Do Chun! You have to find your ox!” I was fully perplexed by the challenge of finding my ox. Walking down the street,  Read more

June 7, 2019 in Blog Post, Book Excerpt by Patrick O'Connor

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More Than A Bike

In navigating the masculine journey, emotional memories from the past come to the surface for healing. Some of these memories can be life-altering ones. “More Than A Bike,’ represents an emotional crisis I experienced as a 10 year-old. I have had to process this disappointment, and accept that I had a complex need that did  Read more

November 15, 2018 in Blog Post, Book Excerpt by Patrick O'Connor

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Ken Bovey Part 3, Medjugorje

June 13th, 2011 was the 20th anniversary of the death of a friend of mine, Ken Bovey.   Ken died at the age of 32 from scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease.  This is the story of the last 10 months of Ken’s life.  It is a story of how one man prepared for his own death.  Read more

July 16, 2011 in Blog Post, Book Excerpt by Patrick O'Connor

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