thank you, nonetheless

Buddhism offers us a path to decolonize our own minds, thankfully. It not only teaches inclusion, it points out the shared insanity of separateness that causes so much …

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now more than ever

The suffering in the world is overwhelming. But the whole mess looks differently when we have a rested, settled mind.   Everyone is frazzled.  Covid-19, politics, racial and …

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it’s just nature, my dear

  In April of last year Doug McGill interviewed the Burmese meditation teacher Sayadaw U Tejaniya concerning how a meditator can practice mindfulness in the pandemic. His response …

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mindful dishwashing

Mindful dishwashing

  When I do catch the mind moment, in mindful dish-washing, the most ordinary things take on inexpressible beauty. A few folks have asked me if I am feeling …

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not knowing

  Anything can happen. Yes, on the surface, that can feel ominous, especially in these times. But it is precisely because anything can happen that allows us to …

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lotus blooms in fire

OK, that post title is a bit of click-bait. But you’re here now. So let me explain how the 13th century Japanese Zen master Dogen’s phrase is the …

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