Acceptance and activism

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For many years I had questioned whether or not someone can live in acceptance while at the same time be an activist. The answer became clear as I sat with this over a long period of time. I came to…

The walking dead

the walking dead

The greatest delusion that we all suffer with, is that we all believe that we have time. And while I know we all readily acknowledge that our time here is limited, the actually reality of it escapes most of us.…

If only

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If only. The words that keep resounding in my head and the minds of my Family and so many friends. It’s only been a week since we got the news that my 23-year-old Son had died of a heroin overdose.…

Silent no more

compassion

Someone is walking along a beach that is littered with exposed starfish who are dying in the low tide. He sees a young woman who carefully picks one up and flings it into the ocean. “Young lady,” says the observer,…

I’m not Buddhist

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Many years ago I started a Dhamma Discussion group at the Blue Lotus Temple. The purpose of the group was to open up dialogue about the practice and ask questions about Buddhism. A monastic was always in attendance as a…