My Father’s Table

Nov 15, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on My Father’s Table

Many years ago, my father purchased a dining table with a hand carved wooden base from a Mexican artist south of the border. He carted it to his home in Sedona, Arizona, and went to work setting individual tiles of brown, yellow, and white, into the recessed top. Each tile hosted a little mandala, aRead more …

Restarting Life

Nov 13, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Restarting Life

I saw a documentary about an organization called reStart, referring to restarting a life after escaping the snare of internet addiction. This was the first residential digital addiction recovery center in the U.S. Many people have become emotionally “disregulated” through preoccupation with social media and gaming. Those platforms have actually disconnected us from each otherRead more …

I’ve Looked At Clouds …

Nov 11, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on I’ve Looked At Clouds …

As children, we stared upwards and saw clouds morph into shapes of bunnies and dragons, mountains and valleys, smiling gods and wrathful demons. We occupied a mind closer to the mythopoeic (myth-making) minds of the ancients. All our mythologies arise from a time when people saw the world as an interplay of supramundane realities—palaces andRead more …

Untangled

Nov 5, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Untangled

“Tangled within, tangled without: these people are tangled in tangles. I ask you this, Gotama: Who can untangle this tangle?” In the Samyutta Nikaya, Buddha is asked how we can untangle the mess we have created through our attachments. Tangle is a term for the network of craving, the desire we have for things, people, ideas, etc. ThisRead more …

Cryptobiotic

Oct 18, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cryptobiotic

We live in a world where the most important things are hidden to our senses unless we have the inclination to refine our sensitivity. For instance, I walked desert landscapes for years before understanding the soil beneath my feet. What appears as vast expanses of lifeless sand and dirt is actually teeming with life. JustRead more …