Notes on a Buddhist path

Do Not Hold

December 17, 2012 By | 7 Comments

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~ Blessed Mother Teresa It's hard to find words that can make sense of the murders in Newtown, Connecticut that happened a few days ago. That's not to say that a lot … [Read more]


December 9, 2012 By | 6 Comments

 “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” ~ Dalai Lama Today I lost my wallet, again. Stepping out into this bleak near winter day with its gentle rain and flannel skies, I had the most modest of plans. A … [Read more]

An empty chair

November 25, 2012 By | 5 Comments

And when your sorrow is will be content that you have known me. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince It's nearly a week now since Jack, my cat, died. This grief feels thicker than the last time. Thicker in the sense that I … [Read more]

Goodbye, my friend

November 20, 2012 By | 9 Comments

One cat just leads to another. ~ Ernest Hemingway When I was growing up we had a smattering of creatures who looked to us for care and comfort. There were the goldfish who came in plastic bags and went too easily with a flush of the toilet. The … [Read more]

Dear Patience

November 18, 2012 By | 11 Comments

Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~ Saint Augustine Welcome to the inaugural post at DHAMMA scribe. Ta-da! Its inception, gestation and birth have happened so quickly, I barely had time to think about what I would write once it was up and making … [Read more]

Somebody that I used to know

November 4, 2012 By | 6 Comments

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” ~ Anaïs Nin Since I started down the Buddhist path I've seen pieces of me change and morph into new semblances of what I define as this being … [Read more]

Nothing, thank you

October 28, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

"...nothing is as eloquent as nothing." ~ Sonmi~451 from the novel, Cloud Atlas A crush of garnet, orange and yellow leaves now cover the sidewalks and streets of the city I call home. Fall has returned with her wet skies and brilliant tapestries … [Read more]

Ground Control

October 21, 2012 By | 5 Comments

Let everything happen to you, beauty and terror, no feeling is final. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Re-entering into everyday life after returning from my recent meditation retreat, I was pretty confident that I had this whole Dhamma thing worked out. … [Read more]

Crossing Over

October 7, 2012 By | 9 Comments

I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. ~ John O'Donohue A week has passed since I returned to my noisy city life after spending 10 days in tranquil silence at Birken Forest Monastery. I've written … [Read more]

Sending Off This Letter

September 19, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray."~ Rumi My new article at was published today. It's a love letter to Canada, my home. Here's a snippet: It’s funny. … [Read more]

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