Notes on a Buddhist path

The Agony of Defeat

February 23, 2014 By | 5 Comments

Victory leads to hatred,for the defeated suffer.The peaceful live happily,beyond victory and defeat. Dhammapada, v. 201 A few hours ago, Canada won their third gold medal in the last four Olympics in men's hockey. To some this may be a blip on a … [Read more]

No body

February 16, 2014 By | 8 Comments

"I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me." ~ Herman Hesse Two years ago, I posted an article here about what it was like for me to see myself in photographs and on canvas, nude, … [Read more]

The Grand Pause

December 28, 2013 By | 10 Comments

"All this hurrying soon will be over. Only when we tarry do we touch the holy." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke On Christmas day I gazed upon tiny birds bounding from branch to branch of the bare chestnut tree rooted outside my window. Set against the taut … [Read more]

I think I am…

December 8, 2013 By | 12 Comments

Being far from home is hard, but you know, at least we are exiled together. ~ David Whyte Back in the early 17th century, René Descartes proclaimed the philosophical anthem that would become a fundamental lynchpin of Western thinking: cogito ergo … [Read more]

Killing me softly

October 27, 2013 By | 6 Comments

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” ~ Jack Kerouac It's been a while since I've sat down to inhabit the blog realm of words. The last time was nearly a month ago when an epiphany of sorts landed in my lap and spurred a … [Read more]

A New Course

September 30, 2013 By | 7 Comments

Although it is difficult to cross overthe storm-swept sea of passion, those who live in accordwith the well-taught Wayarrive at the beyond. ~ The Buddha, Dhammapada v 86   I remember that feeling as almost a holy insistence. The clear beacon of a … [Read more]

Delusion in the Mist

September 15, 2013 By | Leave a Comment

“A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche The weather report calls for thunder storms today, something rather uncommon in my part of the world. Stepping out onto the sidewalk this … [Read more]

Belonging

September 2, 2013 By | 6 Comments

"I think I could turn and live with animals...not one is demented with the mania of owning things..." ~ Walt Whitman Last week my ex-husband called me with the news that our dog, Buster, had died. When the phone rang that evening I felt my shoulders … [Read more]

100…and more

August 5, 2013 By | 8 Comments

"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple." ~ Jack Kerouac Just shy of two and a half years ago this blog was born. Back then it was called Suhurat...Day's End, a name of Middle Eastern origins meaning to be with what arises. … [Read more]

Much ado about nothing

July 21, 2013 By | 2 Comments

"All of the troubles of man come from his not knowing how to sit still." ~ Blaise Pascal Sitting down to write today I found nothing that pressing, both inside and out. Last weekend was filled to the brim with entertaining a dear friend visiting … [Read more]

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