Notes on a Buddhist path

Homage to a Noble Cat

August 21, 2012 By | 16 Comments

Yesterday evening as the sun was tipping its brilliant countenance towards the horizon, my dear cat, Clause, died in the warm embrace of my bedroom in the care of someone who was not me.

End of Days

August 24, 2011 By | 6 Comments

My first shift as a bonafide hospice volunteer without the training wheels of the classroom and my mentor by my side was last Saturday. It was also the anniversary of my mother’s death, the first death I ever witnessed. I have welcomed the others that have followed. That may seem strange to some, but the […]

Grief: releasing what is already gone

March 28, 2011 By | 5 Comments

“Write grief”, the angel said. It’s day 12 of my 14 day cleanse. Every spring and fall for the past five years or so I cut out caffeine, sugar, dairy, salt, alcohol, most grains, meat, fish, fermented foods and fruit to get a fresh start and clean out the old body gunk. The detox reactions […]

Ode to Japan

March 20, 2011 By | 8 Comments

Yesterday I prayed for Japan. Actually I’ve been praying for that island from my island for over a week now. What made yesterday special was that I was with about a half dozen other people praying and meditating in the same purpose. It was late afternoon, well into the 24 hour prayer vigil organized in […]

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