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Middle Tennessee Fall 7 Day Retreat in November

This retreat is on and general registration is open:

Sunday Evening, November 9 – Sunday Noon, November 16, 2014

Bethany Hills Retreat Center, Kingston Springs, TN… 214 more words


bird on a wire

there is no where to run from myself. i have been buzzing like an old fashioned telephone wire wondering what the next few days will bring as i wait to hear about a possible position. 257 more words

The Path is the Goal

I took this picture not long ago and keep it in my phone as a reminder to walk the path of life.

The path actually does not connect to the lighthouse. 236 more words


Tomb Sweeping Day in China to honor the ancestors

Ancestor worship may well be the oldest, unorganized religion in China. For instance, take Tomb Sweeping Day. The practice that honors family ancestors started during the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC) and has been around for more than 2,500 years. 348 more words


Alcohol in the Theravada Buddhist context

This is the second installment on Alcohol and the Theravada Buddhist World.


Theravada Buddhism is often dubbed the most orthodox of the Buddhist sects, especially as it is the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism. 1,735 more words


open air

back to basics here in colorado. i have a 2nd interview with an organization that i am hopeful about. i have not been so glad to be home in quite awhile. 620 more words

Mindful Monday: Scam Alert

Last week, I started a mindfulness practice called Stop, Drop, and Text, sponsored by the Zen Monastery Peace Center and Livingcompassion.org. I wrote about Stop, Drop, and Text back in… 348 more words