Groundhog Day

 

 

Arctic Ground Squirrel


Happy Groundhog Day!

For those of you who live in Europe and may not have heard of Groundhog Day, it was wonderfully explored in a Bill Murray film of the same name.  In it, Bill Murray lives the exact same day, over and over again.  In short, he founds out how life is for most of us.  He also finds out that he is a “minor god”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euY1jeZu9kI

Here, in the States, it is a day in which the length of winter is predicted when a groundhog comes out of the ground in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania today, February 2.   If he casts a shadow, winter is far from ending.  If he does not, spring is about to come.

We have chosen this day to release the February updates to the Study Center. These include three new videos in the video library which continue our curriculum for Lost Coin. Two of these videos are under the Training component and one is under Realization.  There is also an audio from the recent Intensive, Practicing Relationship,  as well as three  Zen poems in the writing section of Conscious Art by well-known adepts with open Dharma eyes.

We  have also included some writings of Takuan which are our first offerings in the new Performance and Excellence section.  A thousand years later Takuan’s teachings are as alive  today as they were then.   Additionally there are two new musical compositions in the musica section intended to focus on the art of improvisation.

With this much new material, we feel confident that anyone can break the chain of samsara and stop living the same day over and over.

One again, Happy Groundhog Day.

 

Creative Commons License photo credit: Alan Vernon.