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  • Zen and Leonard Cohen

    LEONARD COHEN – My Zen Whisperer by John “Krishna” Bush I met Leonard again, looking like this, at two different week-long Zen sesshins with Sasaki Roshi in the early 80’s. Ram…

  • The Great Reversal by Sakyong Mipham

    The Great Reversal by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche The Mahayana Buddhist tradition is defined by the supreme thought of bodhichitta, the intention to bring all sentient beings to enlightenment. Those who vow…

  • Wisdom From Lauryn Hill

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCrJTX17QOA When Lauryn Hill was 25 years old she dropped some serious wisdom to a group of kids. “For me now I’m learning now the importance of being righteous than right.” She speaks about…

  • Becoming Intimate with Our Emotions

    Working with emotions in meditation practice is a big subject for me. Very often, our thoughts are pretty lightweight. Just light, discursive thoughts. We’re thinking, “What’s for lunch?” or, “Did I…

  • Becoming Intimate with Our Emotions

    Working with emotions in meditation practice is a big subject for me. Very often, our thoughts are pretty lightweight. Just light, discursive thoughts. We’re thinking, “What’s for lunch?” or, “Did I…

  • The Transcendent Other

    The shaman is the remote ancestor of the poet and artist. Our need to feel part of the world seems to demand that we express ourselves through creative activity. The ultimate…

  • Socrates and Reincarnation

    One of my favorite parts of Plato’s, “Phaedo” where the last days and hours of Socrates are recounted is Socrates proof of reincarnation. Here we find Cebes agreeing with Socrates that…

  • The Mystical Experience by Aldous Huxley

    Every fully developed religion exists simultaneously on several different levels. It exists as a set of abstract concepts about the world and its governance. It exists as a set of rites…