Notes on a Buddhist path

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 Citizen

June 1, 2014 By | 13 Comments

Finding my feet on Canadian soil, I felt the compass of my life shift and true north was found at last.

Going home

May 20, 2013 By | 4 Comments

Rather than a piece of ground, home for me has come to mean people rather than an attachment to buildings and businesses, shifting earth and fickle skies.

Home remixed

August 5, 2011 By | 6 Comments

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. ~ Heraclitus I went home last week. A home I didn’t know existed. As the ferry skimmed towards my former island residence a rainbow leaked its way across the sky. A bit clichéd perhaps, […]

To begin the between

April 29, 2011 By | 4 Comments

It’s moving day! My bags are packed, I’m ready to go. Tomorrow morning I’ll be picking up my U-Haul truck and with the help of three stalwart friends, the cats and I will be heading to new digs. Besides being the first time I’ve actually been completely packed the night before a move, this has […]

Yes! Yes! Yes!

April 17, 2011 By | 5 Comments

This morning I didn’t feel the “yes”. What I did feel were the effects of eating and imbibing a bit too much at a friend’s house last night. The past week of getting up at 4:30 a.m. to allow time for my morning routine and get to my new part-time job by 8 a.m. had […]

Homeward Found

April 7, 2011 By | 7 Comments

Synchronicity: the experience of two or more events, that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, that are observed to occur together in a meaningful manner. I love synchronicity. Besides being a really cool song by The Police, it never fails to leave me gobsmacked at the wonder of all I […]

Where, oh where, has my little home gone?

April 2, 2011 By | 6 Comments

I’m moving. I gave my requisite 30 days notice this week and I will be heading to bigger, brighter, and quieter pastures. Having lived in a lower north facing suite through this long, cold, wet winter, listening to the seismic thuddery and verbose fits of a toddler, the mournful barking and howling of an ample […]

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