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If the I is Just A Thought, Then Who's the Thinker?

If the mind is like a cloth, and all experiences (including the experience of self) are folds and wrinkles in it, then who’s folding the cloth? 1,190 more words


Should Enlightenment Be a Goal?

No. That’s all. Have a nice day.

Alright, so I guess it’s unskillful to just leave it at that. There’s been a long debate in Buddhism, especially Zen, about sudden vs. 461 more words


Source/El Origen

Here’s a freestyle poem I wrote in China seven years ago after spending a couple months living with a family in a Tibetan village. Then, while spending another couple months in Colombia a year later, I translated the poem into Spanish. 485 more words


Vegan Samantabhadra

FBI, CIA, NSA, ATF, DHS, IRS, and local authority representatives are all meeting in the DHS security briefing theater. They have a target and they are waiting for warrants to be issued. 1,161 more words


37 Practices of a Bodhisattva: Patheos Series

I did a series on the classic text “The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva” for Patheos. I’ve linked all of the articles here. I had a good experience delving deeply into this important text and I hope you will too. 438 more words



“Be a lamp, a lifeboat, a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”

~Jalaludin Rumi

“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” 14 more words



Bodhicitta is the quality that drives away the suffering in ourselves and others. “Bodhi” means awake, free from delusion. “Citta” means mind. So this is about the mind of awakening that we’re trying to develop and strengthen. 269 more words