Posts Tagged ‘ buddhism ’

Thoughts in the Redwoods

June 22, 2012
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Thoughts in the Redwoods

I had the opportunity to stay at a Buddhist monastery this week. Although it wasn’t my first time at one in the Theravada forest tradition, there were marked differences between it and my experience in New Zealand. As the caretaker, I was a fully integrated member of the community at Vimutti, one of only...
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My Deadly Sin of Choice

November 12, 2009
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My Deadly Sin of Choice

Gluttony. It isn’t necessarily restricted to the delights of chocolate, sugar, sweets, spices, and savory. Rather, this particular sin focuses on the carnal pleasures of all experiences. I know, I know: you’d think by this point, my studies on Buddhism would have alerted me to the fact that the path to enlightenment and true...
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My Religion

October 19, 2009
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My Religion

That which is impenetrable to us really exists. Behind the secrets of nature remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything we can comprehend is my religion. – Albert Einstein After going head-to-head with a commenter of Can Christianity Be Rescued From Fundamentalist Christians? and tweeting a lot on my...
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