Category Archives: Human Experience

Forgiveness Practice, Walking

Eyes open, with each step repeat to yourself I forgive you one syllable each step I…forgive… you. With each step repeat to yourself I forgive me one syllable each step I…forgive… me. With each step repeat to yourself You forgive … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Practice

This life has passed physically easy and emotionally full of misery. This may be from the nature of emotions which are suffering itself. I can thank my Mediterranean ancestors for their overflowing passions. Still, what’s here is here. How much … Continue reading

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no land in sight

everyone is looking for a lighthouse, a beacon, a buoy, s o m e t h i n g to tell us we are going the right way …. it helps to imagine we have friends along the journey especially … Continue reading

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Pain Haze

At a day-long class almost an hour’s drive from home, the level of physical pain rose inexorably all morning. When attention for objects other than the pain faded into the background, the class ( and most everything else ) fell … Continue reading

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Top 12 Ways Losing Weight Resembles Spiritual Practice

12) Learn new vocabulary, such as ” Dharmakaya ” and ” pummelo ” . 11) Counter intuitive. 10) Full of surprises ! 9) Hard to believe what you just nearly did. 8) Just one more thing your spouse shakes her … Continue reading

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Waking Up out of a Tradition

Buddham sarinam gacchami. Dammam sarinam gacchami. Sangham sarinam gacchami. I go for refuge to Buddha , Dharma and Sangha. Through the virtues I collect from giving and other perfections, may I become a Buddha for the benefit of all. How … Continue reading

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3:00 AM

3:00 AM wide awake thrashed by torment ’til head explodes   with forgiveness ! x x xx  xxx   xxxxx     xxxxxxxx        xxxxxxxxxxxxx             xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Photo thanks to : http://sleepjunkies.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/exploding_head-200×200.jpg For an excellent current post on forgiveness: http://philosophadam.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/forgive-and-be-free-the-liberating-power-of-forgiveness/

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Ascend in Silence

Ascend in silence Ascend in silence rest in spacious sky-like awareness horizon to horizon no time…no lack…no effort. Descend into silence greet the menagerie untamed beasties roaming the wilds of an unowned mind. Stand as silence like the ubiquitous junipers … Continue reading

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White

prayer flags flap wildly five colors fade into an ocean of fog enveloped by clouds adrift from long lost mooring juniper forest, cactus and rock enshrouded in white the temple engulfed by opaque blanket of cloud White Tara laughs through … Continue reading

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What the Buddha Meant to Say

WHAT THE BUDDHA MEANT TO SAY You are fake. Your reaction is fake. Your pure awareness of that fake reaction is real.   *  *  **  ***   *****     ********        *************   The entirety of this post was reblogged from: http://buddhainthemud.com/2013/07/06/what-the-buddha-meant-to-say/Continue reading

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