Notes on a Buddhist path

Smoulder me

January 9, 2012 By | 3 Comments

A few nights ago I met a friend for tea and a good long chat. When she dropped me off at home later that evening she smiled and remarked how fortunate we were to live such exciting lives.

Body and Soul

December 30, 2011 By | 2 Comments

A day before the end of the year and I wonder how many of us are making our lists of intentions for the coming 366 days (it is leap year you know). I’ve never been much for resolutions; even the word feels heavy and just rarin’ to pick a fight. Resolve. Resolute. Viva la resolution! […]

Sitting on the ledge of morning

December 18, 2011 By | 2 Comments

When the cloak of night is barely pulling away from the body of the day, that is the time I most want to write. Living a Monday through Friday life that so many of us do in this modern world, I find it hard to carve out the time for me and what gives my […]

No more, please

December 13, 2011 By | 5 Comments

My wise friend, David, asked me not too long ago what would I rather have: all my desires fulfilled or all of them removed?

Would Buddha tweet?

November 21, 2011 By | 2 Comments

I blog therefore I am. It is no longer enough just to think to establish one’s presence on the planet. Now you need a web address.

S’Wonderful…Life As a Human

November 16, 2011 By | Leave a Comment

One of my favourite online magazines is Life As a Human. Now I have the honour of being one of their guest authors. Yippee! Here’s a snippet: “The first time I saw this film my mouth dropped and I was gobsmacked. The sensation I felt as I watched the diving, swirling dance playing out before […]

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.

Falling

October 31, 2011 By | 4 Comments

Autumn is my most favourite time of year. There’s an anticipation of winter’s chill that whispers its touch against your ears for a fleeting moment and the satisfying exhale of harvest time with all its fruits and bountiful successes.

Starts with “s”, ends with “ick”

October 20, 2011 By | Leave a Comment

I woke up yesterday with Queasy and Achy. Not two of the Seven Dwarfs, but messengers of the ominous four letter word I dare not utter because if I do then I am admitting to handing myself over to its power.

Get to the cookie

October 17, 2011 By | 4 Comments

Every spring and fall I embark on a cleanse. The list of what I can eat is decidedly shorter than what I deny myself for two, three, four weeks or more. No coffee, caffeine, sugar, salt, flour, dairy, fermented foods, soy, alcohol, exotic fruit, limited whole grains and legumes and no meat, except a little bit of chicken and fish a couple of times a week. Or more succinctly, as one of my friends put it, no fun.

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