Building bridges

building bridges

My dear Son in law is such a radiant example of someone who builds bridges and tears down walls. A practice which I strive for personally every day. But my Son is far better at this than I am, as…

Coming clean

Having written this blog for several years now, I feel compelled to come clean. Coming clean, for me, is exposing my deepest vulnerabilities and struggles. And while Bhante Sujatha has always taught me that there are no struggles in Buddhism,…

Wasted days and wasted nights

Dharma is a Sanskrit word, and the derived Prakrit word is Dhamma. Etymologically, the word Dhamma is derived from the root “dham,” meaning “to uphold” and “to support,” and the commentary further explains that it is that which upholds or…

Loving less

loving less

While it may seem counter to everything we know and think about love, I believe that we all need to learn to love less. Loving less is to eliminate the fog that conceals the deepest heart of the word. Not…

I believe

I believe

I believe in living as gently as possible To do no harm to any living being To be kind to this planet To treat others with all the kindness and compassion that I have in my heart To see clearly…