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Scottish Buddhists Rejoice!

Finally, a vegetarian haggis recipe just like my Uncle Angus used to make: The other night I made a vegetarian version of the traditional Scottish dish, haggis, of which Wikipedia has the following to say: There are many recipes, most of which have in common the...

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Real love vs. Egoic negotiation

Over at Wildmind, Sunada talks of her interpretation of attachment in relation to love: let’s clarify what the Buddha said about sexual relationships. He said that a man and a woman in a loving, supportive relationship are like a pairing of a god and a goddess. Hardly...

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Obama’s Inaugural Buddhist Connection

Earlier today, elephant journal reported that Obama was keeping a prayer shawl from the Dalai Lama in his pocked during the inauguration. I then got this email from a friend of mine: From: "Richard C. Blum" Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 14:40:46 -0800 To: Lodi Gyari Subject:...

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un-Botching the Botch

Ann Althouse, offered up this analysis of the botched oath of office. The Chief Justice in fact screwed up the oath. The Constitution requires: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to...

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Not a dream…

While I often refraign from making political matters the centerpiece of a day's blogging, today I was overcome with the enormity of historical significance. Unfortunately, my wife, child, dog, and I couldn't be in DC as we would have liked. So we watched on tv,...

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Offering Dharma to Little Ones

I just came across an interesting link from The International Buddhist Society of Pennsylvania called "Dharma for Kids". Interesting because my wife and I, along with several other parents in our sangha, have started to actively ask questions about how we offer the...

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Awareness and Having Sex With Groupies

Stuart Davis courageously (and hilariously) takes on the implications of our sexuality, ahem, co-arising with desire and identity: A little awareness goes a long way... toward ruining everything. I used to bang groupies. It was fun. I became a little more aware, and...

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Norman Fischer’s Zen Primer

Norman Fischer's Nothing Holy: A Zen Primer is worth the read. It's brief, informative, and points its readers toward what is both essential and revealing about the crash of the Zen wave in America. (Bows to Shambhala Sun...

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