Be Here Now: The Future Depends On It

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What is the “present moment?” I assume most people have experienced something they would call a “present moment.” I know when I am there, or at least close, but planning on it is…well, a contradiction. We’ve all had experiences that … Continue reading

Coming Undone

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As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and … Continue reading

The Language of Water

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I want to learn the language of water. Surely it is a tongue that will ease the suffering of trying to speak the Babel of this world. It is a language of movement into all places, all conditions, solving and … Continue reading

The Two Truths: both/and…

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The Two Truths express the dual nature of all phenomena as both real and illusory, or empty. That is the defining premise of this blog. Everything appears to have substance: material reality as well as mental activity, sensation, emotion and … Continue reading

Activism

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Back in 2008, I separated from my sangha in Oakland after four years because I was uneasy with spending time in a group engaged in what appeared to be personal work, but also seemingly divorced from the issues of the … Continue reading