Notes on a Buddhist path

The Monk and TED

April 8, 2012 By | Leave a Comment

Growing up Catholic in America my ideas about monks centered around what I had surmised from books and movies. They lived in drafty and damp seclusion usually in 12th century monasteries, even in America. They were called Father, Brother or Friar and wore hair shirts and equally scratchy brown sack tunics tied at the waist with a rope. They all had Moe Howard haircuts, sang Gregorian chants quite well and made some pretty darn good champagne.

The Test Driving Buddhist

November 6, 2011 By | 2 Comments

Three years ago the only thing I knew about the Dharma came from two television references: one was the female offspring of hippies in a 90’s sitcom and the other was a mysterious research initiative on the TV drama, Lost.

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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