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Let that shit go

If I were to bet I would guess that 90% of the “shit” that troubles us is already behind us. In some cases, so far in our past that we are not even sure if we still have the story straight. 422 more words


As you rise higher in mind and spirit, expect adversity in this life. The best protection from adversity is to be your best. This means being strong when others are weak, speaking kindly when others are angry, setting a positive example and standing up for what’s right – even when everyone else sits down.


Walking the grounds
of Senso-ji Temple, I look
among the statues, half
expecting Buddha or
Kannon Bosatsu to appear,
but only a pigeon answers
my expectations. 41 more words


A Buddhist Take on the Mevlevi Wird

Facing all fears — Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassā.

Facing all sorrows and sadness—  Aniccā vata saṅkhārā, upāda vaya dhammino. uppajjitvā nirujjanti, tesaṁ vūpasamo sukho… 282 more words


Sacred scroll still available for view at Phoenix Art Museum

February 21, 2015 –

The Phoenix Art Museum is currently displaying a 37-foot painted cloth scroll from Laos that allows viewers to explore the intriguing story of the Buddha, but only for one more month. 448 more words