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Weekly Words of Wisdom for November 12, 2019

"We get so wrapped up in numbers in our society. The most important thing is that we are able to be one-to-one, you and I with each other at the moment. If we can be present to the moment with the person that we happen to be with, that's what's

Weekly Words of Wisdom for November 12, 20192019-11-25T22:15:13+00:00

Weekly Words of Wisdom for November 5, 2019

"Pretend you are an old man watching children play, I suggested to myself. Just watch, delighted, even though you know the obstacles, the heartbreaks, the sorrows, the jolts. You know these things. Now is your time to stand at the edge and watch the water flow by. Just watch, without getting

Weekly Words of Wisdom for November 5, 20192019-11-25T22:16:01+00:00

Weekly Words of Wisdom for October 29, 2019

“When we become fundamentally aware of the mind’s incessant need to reify experience into fixed categories that are convenient to the self, then we are learning Buddhism.” ~ Victor Hori “Sweet and Sour Buddhism”

Weekly Words of Wisdom for October 29, 20192019-11-25T22:16:51+00:00

Weekly Words of Wisdom for October 22, 2019

“There is no need to be afraid of having faults, because knowing we have them can help us to improve. If you considered yourself perfect, would you still want to meditate and cultivate your practice?” ~ Master Sheng-Yen “How to Be Faultless”

Weekly Words of Wisdom for October 22, 20192019-11-25T22:17:39+00:00

Wake Up, Come Alive and Stick Together

Some of my bestest and smartestest, committed  64-72 year old friends, thinkers  and activists "as a cohort of like-minded spirits", have decided not to retire--from their important and impactful roles in society-- for another 5 years, at least till the Trump era is over, although some have been slowing down,

Wake Up, Come Alive and Stick Together2019-10-21T21:44:30+00:00

Gratitude Is My Favorite Prayer

Recently at a small core sangha Sunday gathering at my home, a long-time Dzogchen Dharma student shared his current elder-thoughts on pride and gratitude. While his message was simple, I was struck by the enormity of its meaning and how easily, in our day to day being, we forget to be thankful and appreciate all who've been part of our

Gratitude Is My Favorite Prayer2019-10-21T21:52:40+00:00