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

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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…

I think I’m turning Japanese

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For all of those who don’t remember this song from the 80’s, I apologize. But as I thought about this post, it just came to mind. The evolution that is currently taking place in my own spiritual journey might seem…

Buddhism is like a bus

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I have come to see that this practice can be an attachment just like anything else. And there truly is no attachment that is ultimately wholesome or beneficial. Which is where I have come to see Buddhism, and any associated…