Category Archives: Buddhism

POEM: cohabitation

cohabitation BOOM! on the cushion while BANG! you are, inexplicably awake RATTLE! breathe in, breathe out TING! a brief rain shower, passing car STOMP! the bell dings, ending the morning session SLAM! like magic, a bagel & tea on the … Continue reading

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POEM: the mystic

the mystic New Balance sneakers, worn soles Builder’s tea, almond milk, one sugar Nikon binoculars, Peterson field guide a biography of Philip Whalen (of course) all the trappings, none of the Trappist there’s no “I” in enlightenment oh wait, there … Continue reading

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A Meditation Confession

On December 17, 2015, I stopped meditating. I’d been meditating at least 20 minutes a day for more than three years without missing a day, and in an on-and-off way for many more years than that. In fact, I tracked … Continue reading

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Updates on my road to the ministry

Last June I wrote an essay called “Charting a course for the next part of my life” about my desire to finally pursue my dream of being a religious leader in an intentional community. Several things have changed since I … Continue reading

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POEM: Jimmy One-Fang vs. Buddha

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Charting A Course For The Next Part Of My Life

Not too long ago I had an enormous personal disappointment that turned into a major epiphany. Before I tell you about the epiphany, I want to fill in a little bit of background. I’ve written many times in recent years … Continue reading

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