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A Song For All Beings

Last Saturday night, I attended a performance of A Song For All  Beings to a packed house. Composed and produced by Jennifer Berezan and friends, A Song For All Beings is based on the Buddhist practice of metta and the four immeasurable minds or Brahma Viharas (divine abodes) of loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and […]

Listening Closely to the Music of Your Mind

Andrew Olendzki, Ph. D. is a Buddhist scholar, teacher, and one of my favorite writers. I read everything of his that appears in Buddhist magazines. In these words of wisdom from Tricycle.com, he writes about listening closely to the music of your mind. In this way, we learn to see life just as it is, […]

Let the Thought or Feeling Go

These words of wisdom from Lama Surya Das teach us how to let the thought or feeling go. This works especially well when we allow ourselves to breathe in and breathe out and remove the object from our mind. This is reminiscent of Linji‘s directive to remove the object. The object, of course, is the […]

Hummingbird Garden

We arrived in Cuenca on April 24 by train from Valencia. We stayed at the fabulous Parador de Cuenca, an old convent. When we got there, we learned that there was to be a concert in the courtyard at 6:00 PM. We had plenty of time to settle in, have tea and wait for the […]

What Do You Do When You Feel Lost

What do you do when you feel lost and don’t know what to do next? What do you do when life no longer helps you achieve your goals? What do you do when nothing you do seems to be right anymore and things are falling apart? I have been struggling with these questions ever since […]

Do Not Waste Your Time

These words of wisdom from Cheri Huber tell us, “Do not waste your time on what you don’t want.” You needn’t waste your time trying to get rid of what you don’t want in your life. Just add what you do want. – Cheri Huber This reminds me of what my wife would always say […]