Notes on a Buddhist path

Lost and found

June 14, 2011 By | 1 Comment

Harkening back to my Catholic days and the dark mystery of the confessional, let me begin by saying it’s been over two weeks since my last post. Here is my confession. I didn’t know what to write. Nothing was really calling. Nothing seemed up in the way things can gnaw in your craw. Great word […]

Who am “I”?

May 29, 2011 By | 8 Comments

I lost my wallet. Yep. It happened last week on my way either to or from my friend Barbara’s house. When I discovered it was gone that evening just a short time after I got home, first there was the “hmm, it must be here somewhere” feeling as I groped through bags, emptied my purse, […]

I’m here now…you?

May 20, 2011 By | 6 Comments

Lately I’ve been finding myself slipping into a wistful melancholy aching for my days of partial employment when the most pressing part of my day was my bum on the yoga mat. Yes, yes, I know I was sans money in those long ago days (hmm, could it be just a couple of months have […]

Button, button, who’s pushing my button?

May 14, 2011 By | 2 Comments

Last night at my hospice volunteer training we talked about triggers. Triggers in respect to our interactions with hospice patients and their families. Triggers as in the daughter waiting in the lounge who tells you all about her good-for-nothing brother who hasn’t held a job for more than a month his entire life yet who […]

Full of grace

May 8, 2011 By | 1 Comment

I wriggled my way into this world on the Thursday before Mother’s Day, 55 years ago this week. Making my entry at 12:24 p.m. and my subsequent  penchant for never missing a meal, I like to say I arrived just in time for lunch. According to the classic children’s nursery rhyme, I have far to […]

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 […]

Good Easter

April 24, 2011 By | 5 Comments

Growing up Catholic, I always felt Good Friday was a poorly named holiday. After all, it wasn’t such a good Friday for Jesus. Sitting in church from 12-3 p.m. for each of the stations of the cross was torture, and I don’t mean that as a pun. It was painful to witness the stages of […]

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 […]

Impermanence, thy name is life

April 13, 2011 By | 2 Comments

The last few days I’ve been zig-zagging my way along the streets of Victoria on my way to work, not wanting to miss the final boast of the cherry blossoms for the season. The early bloomers, those provocative tarts of brilliant pink were just setting the stage for their more demure sisters, the pale pink […]

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 […]

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