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Only the Moment

Our original mind, unaltered by habits and conditions, is empty in nature. Emptiness does not mean nothingness. It refers to spacious awareness, right now, free from any limitation. So, following a spiritual path to get where we already are seems silly. The Heart…


Whirling Dharma

I have a condition called Meniere’s Disease. It is a disorder of the inner ear, a fluid imbalance in the semicircular canals that can cause debilitating vertigo. Extreme episodes cause nausea, vomiting, and the need to curl up in the fetal position in…


Ups and Downs

Some folks pretend the pandemic doesn’t exist. Others are extremely paranoid. Somewhere in the middle is a sane response. The most important thing is to look at our personal situation and discover the settled mind between denial and fear. One way to discover…


Macro and Micro

The lake is like translucent cobalt glass today. Barely a breath of wind produces a vast, mirror-like surface. Almost 2,000 feet deep, Crater Lake absorbs all but the deep blue frequencies of light. We see them reflected into our eyes from the depths…



Iron Mountain is a temple for wildflower lovers. Situated in the “Old Cascades” of central Oregon, this area may offer 60 to 100 flower species blooming any given time throughout the late spring and summer months. It uniquely hosts flora from both dry…