Tag Archives: Buddhism

Meditation and Crisis

(My second Whidbey Rocks “peace rock” found on the trails; thank you mystery painter) Last year, I did an experiment.  I meditated regularly two hours each day for six months.  I made this a priority (other than working my usual seven days a … Continue reading

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The Mirror

We are the Mirror as well as the face in it by Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi We are the mirror as well as the face in it. We are tasting the taste this minute of eternity. We are pain and what … Continue reading

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Brave Happiness

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama Someone asked me, “Are you happy?” I didn’t know how to answer.  What I know about happiness is the best kind feels more like contentment … Continue reading

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No Self

See disclaimer below. The concept of “no self” or “non self” is one of the three or four (depending on who you listen to) seals of dharma or streams of basic concepts arrived at in Buddhism.  One aspect can’t really be … Continue reading

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How Buddhism Found Me

I was a senior in college and my roommate was a Japanese American woman in school on a very selective music scholarship.  Our school had a one-of-a-kind organ built into the center of a round chapel building, and my roommate … Continue reading

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Jack Kornfield and Jon Kabbat-Zinn Conversation

        http://vimeo.com/20411862 I cannot afford to upgrade to video embedding for my blog, so I apologize for the sound quality, but I stumbled upon an interesting conversation I would like to share from 2 of my favorite … Continue reading

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