Notes on a Buddhist path

The Grand Pause

December 28, 2013 By | 10 Comments

These days when the exhale of dark shifts to the slow inhale of the coming light, it’s easy to miss the grand pause, this time we call the holidays, the holy days.

I think I am…

December 8, 2013 By | 12 Comments

It isn’t that I think therefore I am. A more apt summation of our human condition is I think I am, therefore I think I have form and sensations, perceptions, mental formations and consciousness, in sum the Five Aggregates of Buddhism.

Killing me softly

October 27, 2013 By | 6 Comments

Each week that has come and gone since that decision has solicited the same quandary: “What is calling me to write today?” The answer has been an unsettling silence.

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.

Delusion in the Mist

September 15, 2013 By | Leave a Comment

I heard the bay of a tempest’s distant lament off in the east and felt the lightest gauze of wet patter against my skin. My mind went to all that I wanted to do today or more truthfully what I felt I had to get done or should have done.

Belonging

September 2, 2013 By | 6 Comments

Last week our dog Buster died. I thought back to when he first came to live with us and the word “belonging” seemed to fit his place in our life. A ragged ache slipped from Buster’s wet coat the night he stepped through our front door and soon after that we wrapped him in a new blanket of belonging, him to us and perhaps, even more so, us to him.

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.

Much ado about nothing

July 21, 2013 By | 2 Comments

Sitting down to write today, I found nothing that pressing, both inside and out. With all the catch up work finally caught up, this Sunday lapsed into a state of busy nothingness.

A Good Morning

July 12, 2013 By | 4 Comments

Stepping into the dawn I was startled by the change of landscape unfurled across my neighbourhood. No cars, no people, a silence that hinted of the day to come.

Living on the edge

June 30, 2013 By | 8 Comments

It was near the beginning of my bus ride and the end of my book when a tiny spider showed up on the page I was reading. Her arrival was quite auspicious.

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