Day 362 – A Shovel and Some Flowers

Rest In Peace

Zencast 359 – Wise Speech My niece named her Chloe and I watched her die. I’d like to think it was the Tonglen Practice the finally allowed her to move on, but it was still painful, full of suffering and blood. Her cries seemed to get louder when I left the room to check the … Continue reading

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Day 331 – The Walking Dead


Zencast 328 – Four Noble Truths – Part 1 There are whole parts of ourselves that are so unwanted that whenever they begin to come up we run away. – Pema Chodron “Start Where You Are“ Some people live as though they are already dead. There are people moving around us who are consumed by … Continue reading

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Day 316 – The Choice To Practice


Zencast 313 – Mindfulness of Emotion I got in the returns line at The Home Depot with the adjustable door wedge thing I had bought the day before in the hopes it would help keep the bugs out. It didn’t fit the door frame so I was back to square one. At least it had … Continue reading

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Day 311 – Highs and Lows


Zencast 308 – Bodhisattva Skillful attitudes of mind are the key to facing potentially explosive situations and the ongoing highs and lows of life and practice. In fact, recognizing these attitudes and cultivating their antidotes is the foundation for all spiritual growth. By cultivating skillful attitudes of mind, we will respond to more and more … Continue reading

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