Notes on a Buddhist path

The World is Burning

July 27, 2014 By | 13 Comments

I’ve found it immensely painful to read the news these past few years. The politics, the scandals, disasters heaped upon disasters, the hatred seeping from the headlines was more than I thought I could bear.

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.

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.

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.

If…

December 9, 2012 By | 6 Comments

If is a funny little word. It’s not much in size, yet it can conjure up fantastic future schemes and lay waste to our precious reflections on the past.

Dear Patience

November 18, 2012 By | 11 Comments

I spoke with a friend this morning and the subject of patience came up. Or more precisely, impatience. Alright, it wasn’t just any impatience; it was mine.

Leonard Cohen, may I have this dance?

January 29, 2012 By | 12 Comments

The other day I realized I may never have sex again. Or learn to play the cello. Or ride the Orient Express. When you reach my stage in life a lot of the things you thought would have happened by now haven’t and things you thought would never end now have a looming expiration date.

Perfect present

July 24, 2011 By | Leave a Comment

What a present today has been. Both a gift and full of nowness. Long, leisurely sleep. A full fledged yoga workout.  Centred and peaceful meditation. Wonderful deep phone conversations with far away friends. Eating delicious food to the point of satisfaction but not overindulging. All enjoyed without leaving my sweet apartment. Sheer bliss. And then […]

I’m here now…you?

May 20, 2011 By | 6 Comments

Lately I’ve been finding myself slipping into a wistful melancholy aching for my days of partial employment when the most pressing part of my day was my bum on the yoga mat. Yes, yes, I know I was sans money in those long ago days (hmm, could it be just a couple of months have […]

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