October 12, 2007 |
What I was told when I e-mailed a friend with a question about some reading he suggested: Yes, you understand the reading instructions clearly. Go slow, absorb, contemplate, be confused, discover enlightenment. Pretty much applicable in all situations.
October 9, 2007 |
Mary (who commented on this post) asked about books or articles about meditation and writing. Here are some suggestions: In terms of readings, there really is nothing specifically about meditation and writing. That said The Zen of Creativity by John Daido Loori is a wonderful book about Buddhist practice and creativity. Also, Dharma Art by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche is wonderful,... READ MORE
October 5, 2007 |
Source Associated Press Friday, August 24, 2007 WASHINGTON — Astronomers have stumbled upon a tremendous hole in the universe. That’s got them scratching their heads about what’s just not there. The cosmic blank spot has no stray stars, no galaxies, no sucking black holes, not even mysterious dark matter. It is 1 billion light years across of nothing. That’s an... READ MORE
October 5, 2007 |
The lonely child who travels through The fearful waste and desolate fields, And listens to their barren tune, Greets as an unknown and best friend The terror in him, and he sings In darkness all the sweetest songs. —Chögyam Trungpa from “The Silent Song of Loneliness” in Mudra: Early Poems and Songs Relationships are lonely. Even good ones. My relationship... READ MORE
October 1, 2007 |
got this today from ocean of dharma which delivers a quote a day from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. i received tremendous heart from these words and hope you will too. TO SUBSCRIBE visit following link: http://OceanofDharma.com [Chogyam Trungpa escaped from Tibet in 1959, having witnessed extensive destruction and death when the communist Chinese took over the country. He reflected on this... READ MORE
September 24, 2007 |
Mother Theresa’s Crisis of Faith anyone with thoughts and longings such as these must have attained a very high level of realization. when i read about her struggles, it gives me more faith. thank you, Mother Theresa.
September 21, 2007 |
i KNEW it was right to talk about my feelings all the time…And now it has been confirmed by science…
September 15, 2007 |
This is my story. What’s yours? Buddhism gives a unique perspective on relating to a broken heart. Of course, there are broken hearts and then there are broken hearts. No matter how much losing other relationships may have made you cry, there are some endings that transcend everything you’ve ever known about pain. If you’ve had such a heartbreak, you... READ MORE
September 12, 2007 |
Typically the suggestions to fight fear are based on confrontation. But this doesn’t always work, especially for women. Actually, men too. Here are three alternatives to “fight or flight” that you may not have thought of. 1. Hang out with your friends. It’s no accident that you feel better after a long chat with your best friend. Connecting with others... READ MORE
August 29, 2007 |
Am at Karme Choling right now, teaching a meditation retreat for writers. This combination of practices is magical. Meditation practice reverses the traditional model for getting somewhere. We don’t see something out over the horizon and then put one foot in front of the other until we get there. Instead, we try to stay still and let something come toward... READ MORE
August 24, 2007 |
I wrote an article entitled, “Getting Serious” for the September issue of Body & Soul magazine. It’s about things to consider when you’re thinking about getting serious about a relationship.