Notes on a Buddhist path

The Abyss

January 18, 2020 By | 4 Comments

Come to the edge.We might fall.Come to the edge.It’s too high!COME TO THE EDGE!And they came,and he pushed,and they flew.         ~~Christopher Logue It’s been nearly five years now since I left the world. I still recall the look on my friends’ and co-worker’s faces when I told them that I was heading off to […]

Divine Disenchantment

May 10, 2015 By | 7 Comments

When Dorothy peered behind the curtain in The Wizard of Oz her world fell apart. All that she hoped for, all her dreams, all her plans dissolved in the sudden awareness that no great and powerful being could save her, could rescue her from the suffering of loss or satisfy the cravings that beset her, and her companions.

I know just how she must have felt.

A New Course

September 30, 2013 By | 7 Comments

I remember the feeling, as if the universe had stepped from the darkened wings of my life and escorted me on a new trajectory in the orbit of my existence.

100…and more

August 5, 2013 By | 8 Comments

My 100th post! What started as a writing practice, something to keep my wordsmith juices pumping, has become an avenue of insight for me over these many months.

The 20% Solution

April 1, 2013 By | 3 Comments

My assignment: cut 20% of extraneous duties out of my life. No musts, no have-tos, only to answer this question: what would two hours of beauty look like?

Why write?

January 6, 2013 By | 8 Comments

Sharing my words with the big, luminous planet there’s an intimacy and a threshold that I cross over each time I hit that “Publish” button.

The Test Driving Buddhist

November 6, 2011 By | 2 Comments

Three years ago the only thing I knew about the Dharma came from two television references: one was the female offspring of hippies in a 90’s sitcom and the other was a mysterious research initiative on the TV drama, Lost.

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