Death

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Since I just recently posted a couple of poems about death, you might get the idea that I am dwelling on this topic. I don’t even know what “dwelling” means in this case; one man’s dwelling is another’s obsession. I … Continue reading

As It Is

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From my earliest instruction in Buddhist meditation, this phrase, “As it is,” has been used in numerous contexts to describe a way of interpreting experience. It implies that all overlays, story, judgment, speculation about the future and interpretation of the … Continue reading

You Can’t Take It With You

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all your mantras, devotions and incantations the microscopic elaborations of your mandalas, relentlessly climbing along the arduous path, mistaking pointing fingers for the moon itself, reaching beyond the barbed confines of the familiar to construct your personal monastery of achievement … Continue reading

Awakening

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I have no doubt that many people have had extraordinary experiences of altered consciousness: a temporary radical change in their sense of self, their view of reality or even extended moments of uncommon visual, sensory, auditory or even dream sequences … Continue reading

Compassion-II

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Our meditations on compassion begin at home, within our own hearts. They begin with appreciating our selves in an ever-deepening way. This appreciation is not about pumping ourselves up in our own eyes. It is not about covering over layers … Continue reading