Moral Compass

Mar 12, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Moral Compass

One of the common themes of religions is the importance placed on the role of clergy or religious leaders. This varies from high regard for priests to ‘leaderless’ traditions with a place for respected elders. It seems there is a fundamental need for some kind of spiritual guidance— similar to the importance of learning mapRead more …

Ego’s Algorithm

Mar 8, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ego’s Algorithm

An algorithm is a procedure or formula for solving a problem or creating a specific outcome,  based on conducting a sequence of specified actions. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms incorporate sophisticated algorithms designed to grab our attention. Every application and commercial venture on the internet employs algorithms to drive their business models.Read more …

Snow Doubt

Mar 2, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Snow Doubt

We all have personality disorders. There are times when we experience a ‘disordering’ of our so-called functional self. The core of the disorder is a fixation, a conditioned habit of mind, upon which we have built our ego identity. In daily life, we manage the habit so as to do our work, love our friendsRead more …

Awareness and Action

Feb 24, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Awareness and Action

There is an old adage in Buddhism that suggests the importance of having a guru, a spiritual teacher, the person we trust to guide us along the path. Then, when our practice ripens and we experience the non-dual mind, everything in phenomenal reality becomes our teacher. I often write about the way elements of natureRead more …

Privileged

Feb 16, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Privileged

“When you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.” I have come across this quote in various forms, from various sources. It surfaces in the arena of racial, gender, and socio-economic identity but I am struck how it encapsulates much of what Buddhism teaches. Our ego structure assumes a kind of privilege that feelsRead more …