Letter to a Young Practitioner.
I wrote this letter a few years ago inspired by Rainier Rilke's Letter to a Young Poet. I
Within the reach of wisdom
Practicing Dharma is a search for the truth.
It is a path of inquiry, trying to understand who we are
The path is hard.
Traveler, there is no path. Paths are made by walking.
– Antonio Machado, Spanish poet
Spiritual practice is often described as
Moving towards the center.
The point of the pilgrimage is to improve yourself by enduring and overcoming difficulties.
– Buddhist priest to Oliver Statler as
Accompaniment is a core part of our work together.
This journey that you are on is a shared journey. There