Notes on a Buddhist path

Something good

November 17, 2015 By | 15 Comments

It’s funny how a life can change with just one step in a new direction. How the years of contemplating that step one day come to placing our singularly intention on the new ground that has been waiting for us and for this one rare and precious moment to arise.

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.

Sight lines

February 8, 2015 By | Leave a Comment

Both gentle and bombastic purveyors of the worldly visited my cushion and walking paths of practice. Welcoming everything, this being enjoined with mindfulness, concentration and wisdom, and they became my three sisters of compassion.

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 Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Nibbana…

April 14, 2013 By | 4 Comments

Fun. I don’t know if I was more puzzled by the word or the way I reacted to it, much like a ball hitting your chest and not knowing quite how to catch it.

To nun or not to nun…

March 3, 2013 By | 10 Comments

This week I’ll be heading off for another meditation retreat. I can’t wait to get to know again this human being rather than a human doing.

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