Notes on a Buddhist path


September 2, 2013 By | 6 Comments

"I think I could turn and live with animals...not one is demented with the mania of owning things..." ~ Walt Whitman Last week my ex-husband called me with the news that our dog, Buster, had died. When the phone rang that evening I felt my shoulders … [Read more]

100…and more

August 5, 2013 By | 8 Comments

"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple." ~ Jack Kerouac Just shy of two and a half years ago this blog was born. Back then it was called Suhurat...Day's End, a name of Middle Eastern origins meaning to be with what arises. … [Read more]

Much ado about nothing

July 21, 2013 By | 2 Comments

"All of the troubles of man come from his not knowing how to sit still." ~ Blaise Pascal Sitting down to write today I found nothing that pressing, both inside and out. Last weekend was filled to the brim with entertaining a dear friend visiting … [Read more]

A Good Morning

July 12, 2013 By | 4 Comments

A friend is coming today. Her plane will land in a few short hours. We've known each other nearly 25 years and haven't seen each other in over five. She'll be here less than a week so our time together is precious and fleeting, as are we. I took the … [Read more]

Living on the edge

June 30, 2013 By | 8 Comments

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. ~ Aristotle It was near the beginning of my bus ride and the end of my book when a tiny spider showed up on the page I was reading. How she arrived I can't be sure. Perhaps she plopped … [Read more]

I’ll take an order of unfettered and alive

June 9, 2013 By | 4 Comments

"The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less." ~ Annie Dillard On this glorious almost summer day, I find myself spinning in a blender of abysmal dread. Okay, abysmal dread may … [Read more]

Practice, practice, practice

June 2, 2013 By | 9 Comments

"How do you get to Carnegie Hall?""Practice." One of the things I like about Buddhism is its open-ended vista to learning. There's never a dictum to become an expert or to throw platitudes of faith at its feet. It's a philosophy of practice. … [Read more]

Going home

May 20, 2013 By | 4 Comments

"Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all." ~ Hermann Hesse Last week I went home for my birthday. Calling a place "home" may be a specious label for a geographic place, implying sustained faith in the constance … [Read more]

Some like it hot

May 5, 2013 By | 2 Comments

"Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance." ~ Yoko Ono Today is summer.  When you live in … [Read more]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Nibbana…

April 14, 2013 By | 4 Comments

"I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun." ~ Katharine Hepburn A couple of weeks ago I went to see a friend in her first ever clown performance. It was a sweet, hilarious, unexpected evening. I laughed so hard my cheeks ached. On the … [Read more]

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