Notes on a Buddhist path

Smoulder me

January 9, 2012 By | 3 Comments

I want burning. ~ Rumi 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. I had to take that in for a minute or … [Read more]

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. … [Read more]

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 … [Read more]

No more, please

December 13, 2011 By | 5 Comments

"What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more." ~ Seneca My wise friend, David, asked me not too long ago what would I rather have: all my desires fulfilled or all of them removed? This time of year is … [Read more]

Would Buddha tweet?

November 21, 2011 By | 2 Comments

I blog, therefore I am. With apologies to René Descartes, presence in the virtual world has become synonymous with proof of existence. It is no longer enough just to think to establish one's presence on the planet. Now you need a web address. Walk … [Read more]

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 … [Read more]

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. Now the Dhamma … [Read more]

Falling

October 31, 2011 By | 4 Comments

"Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder." ~ E.B. White, "Charlotte's Web" 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 … [Read more]

Starts with “s”, ends with “ick”

October 20, 2011 By | Leave a Comment

Trouble creates a capacity to handle it....meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes I woke up yesterday with Queasy and Achy. Not two of the Seven Dwarfs, but messengers of … [Read more]

Get to the cookie

October 17, 2011 By | 4 Comments

Night and day, why is it so That this longin' for you follows wherever I go ? In the roarin' traffic's boom In the silence of my lonely room I think of you day and night ~ Cole Porter Every spring and fall I embark on a cleanse. The list of what … [Read more]

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