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Ice Cream Store Zen

I walked up to the ice cream store.  A long line backed out the front door.  I stood waiting and watching the server carefully scoop each customer’s cone.  268 more words


The seriousness of lying shows in alcoholism

About a year ago, I posted an essay suggesting that not lying may be the most important of the five precepts of Buddhism (guidelines for lay Buddhists). 517 more words

Brain Science


Imagine a goldsmith that is using tongs and a furnace to melt gold. If he constantly makes the fire too hot, the gold will get too hot. 105 more words



unbound from earthly attachment;
connected by the three jewels
and a heart that becomes
as big as the full moon
in the rains;
there is no time… 44 more words


True Dharma Practice

This is what true dharma practice looks like… humility, compassion, total commitment to awakening. I bow deeply to this precious yogini.

Buddhist Teachings