Kuya Minogue

Spiritual practice awakens space

A sage is like a mountain that has sat still and accepted everything that comes and goes in its lifetime without judgment.

Meet conditions with flexibility

Creston's Kuya Minogue discusses the difference between all the kinds of creatures.

Small self disappears

Reminding us of our own desire and ability to bring compassion into daily life so we can help all beings.

Spiritual practice awakens space

Seeing mountains and rivers in a way that deepens our lives and expands our vision

Let go of the self-centred view

Creston's Kuya Minogue discusses the work of 13th century Zen master Eihei Dogen.

Expand your limited view

"When dragons and fish see water as a palace, it may be like human beings seeing a palace."

Be like water

Resident teacher at Sakura-ji, Creston’s zendo, discusses the metaphor of water.

Training is endless

Some thoughts to interrupt the ongoing Zen Master essay

The teachings are everywhere

Advance colomnist Kuya Minogue discusses the powers of flowing water.

Opening ourselves to multiple possibilities

Humans are so focused on ourselves that we don’t realize the world we see is not necessarily the world that exists.

A Zen’s-Eye View: We all express aspects of each other

Each one of us has place in lives of all other beings, says Creston Zen teacher Kuya Minogue...

A Zen’s-Eye View: Zen practice doesn’t help explain our lives

We can’t explain our lives; we can only live them, says Creston Zen teacher Kuya Minogue...

A Zen’s-Eye View: Zen teaching goes beyond opposites

Zen practice doesn’t divide reality into black and white, says Creston Zen teacher Kuya Minogue...

A Zen’s-Eye View: The connection between Zen and Buddhism

Zen is Buddhism and Buddhism is Zen, says Creston Zen teacher Kuya Minogue...

A Zen’s-Eye View: Mindfulness is a spiritual practice

Zen has become pop psychology and spiritual value diminished, says Creston Zen teacher Kuya Minogue...

A Zen’s-Eye View: Spiritual awakening happens in unanticipated ways

Zen monk Dogen advises against limiting ourselves to a single way of seeing spiritual life, says Zen teacher Kuya Minogue...

A Zen’s-Eye View: Enlightenment is nothing special

Seeking a Zen enlightenment experience is a mistake, says Creston Zen teacher Kuya Minogue...

A Zen’s-Eye View: Conditioned views limit our understanding

Realizing there is no such thing as a mountain doesn’t take understanding far enough, says Creston Zen teacher Kuya Minogue…

A Zen’s-Eye View: Our lives are bigger than our problems

Life always goes forward without concern about how we want our own situation to be, says Creston Zen teacher Kuya Minogue..

A Zen’s-Eye View: Zen teaching encourage dropping conditioned beliefs

Part of our problem is that we don’t thoroughly practice, says Creston Zen teacher Kuya Minogue...