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June 17, 2008   |   8 Comments

In the beginning, I took the teacher as teacher, In the middle, I took the scriptures as teacher, In the end, I took my own mind as teacher. –From Journey to Enlightenment, pictorial biography of Dilgo Khyenste Rinpoche Relationships are lonely. Even good ones. My relationship with my husband is lonely. My relationship with my guru is lonely. They’re the... READ MORE

Best Bluegrass Song. Ever.

June 3, 2008   |   2 Comments

Betrayal. Love lost. Murder. Sweet sorrow. Haunted voices speaking from beyond the grave… This song (recorded by the great, great Johnson Mountain Boys) has it all. [audio:Christine_LeRoy.mp3] No, brother, I'll never grow better 'Tis useless to tell me so now My broken heart is only awaiting For a resting place under the snow I was thinking last night, dear brother... READ MORE

Happy Birthday, Rabindranath Tagore

May 7, 2008   |   Leave a reply

And thank you for this. From the Gitanjali LOTUS On the day when the lotus bloomed, alas, my mind was straying, and I knew it not. My basket was empty and the flower remained unheeded. Only now and again a sadness fell upon me, and I started up from my dream and felt a sweet trace of a strange fragrance... READ MORE

Buddhism & Heartbreak 2: For Celia and Rich

April 11, 2008   |   3 Comments

Dear Celia and Rich, Thank you so much for your comments to my blog post, Buddhism & Relationships. The issues you both point out are so monumental and confusing. It sounds to me like the questions you’re posing are along these lines: Which kind of love is the kind I should seek? Where does my heart belong? How far should... READ MORE

Real Heroes vs Imaginary Ones

April 6, 2008   |   5 Comments

I was at the gym this morning, on the treadmill. I was listening to my iPod and not the television in front of me, but every once in awhile I glanced up at it. I saw several images of Martin Luther King, commemorating, I imagine, the 40th anniversary of his death. There were shots of him orating. Walking with Coretta.... READ MORE

Motivate Me Monday

March 24, 2008   |   Leave a reply

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Basically, the practice of sitting meditation doesn’t really help a great deal, yet it stirs up a lot of things. A lot of chaos, problems, and confusion begin to come up–as well as some kind of gentleness and understanding. So it seems to be okay, as long as you are not in a hurry. If you are... READ MORE

Listen Abushri!

March 22, 2008   |   1 Comment

LISTEN, ABUSHRI” by Dza Patrul Rinpoche (1808-1887) Translated by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche You who enjoy the union of bliss and emptiness Seated motionless on the lunar disc Above a beautiful hundred petalled flower Radiant with white light, I pay homage to you the Divine Guru, Vajrasattva. Listen, Abushri You miserable, daydreaming fool, You remember how delusions Confused you in the... READ MORE

Hep C Treatment

March 19, 2008   |   19 Comments

Did I ever mention that I’ve basically been kind of sick for the last two years? Not like sick in the head, but regular sick, sick-sick. I never really blogged about it because for whatever reason I thought it would be embarrassing or make me feel worse. Plus I wanted to be all super-woman and what have you. Or at... READ MORE

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