Quote of the Day

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields points out that historian Allen Ginsberg, of Maine, says that the tragic events in Arizona suggest something remarkable about America: This week we saw a white, Catholic, Republican, Federal Judge murdered on his way to greet a...

Egoic Block, Dharma Bomb

I recently gave a Dharma talk that seemed to just bomb. I’m used to this, though. My A-game isn’t always there now that little kids have been brought into my world. Sleep is a luxury and meditation can easily get interrupted. Dirty diapers, in my current world, trump...

Encore Post – Appropriate Responses

This entry comes from the book, Awake in This Life. ____ The Chinese Master Yunmen referred to the most profound Buddhist teachings as simply being “an appropriate response” to the circumstances of our lives. Any time we see egolessness in action, we are...

Encore Post – No Teachers

This entry comes from the book, Awake in This Life. ______ As we’ve discussed, no person can enlighten another. Some realized people have a gift for pointing out Truth, but you must realize it for yourself. Whenever we meet another with the fullness of our...

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