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A Practice for this Lifetime

I have doing a lot of thinking lately and have come to realize that one of the probe reasons for exploring extra-canonical Buddhisms was because of my desire to further develop the brahma viharas in this lifetime. 125 more words


somewhere in a former life

POSTCARD #174: Geneva, Switzerland: People, hovering around the exit door on the 18 tram to Carouge, faces look at me incidentally, I sometimes see one I think I know from times gone by in the metallic click over smooth rail joints, and the gentle jigging motion of the tram as it is now, and so it was then, travelling under an assumed identity, peripatetic teacher of English, here and there on trams every day, passing through security, a practiced conversationalist, and into rooms in banks behind closed and thickly felted huge metal soundproofed doors, gold taps in old bathrooms. 596 more words

The 'now' Moment


I look into your eyes,
grey with tears and sorrow
from the Arctic Ocean.

I feel your hurt deep inside,
hear your thunder,
see your rain. 87 more words



“Keep close to Nature’s heart…
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.” … 958 more words

Arms wide open

With arms wide open;
accept teachings as they come –
respect, love and learn.
Stephanie Mohan – November 2015


Special Genius

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversations as a dog does.”

~ Christopher Morley

Border Collie

Thanks giving #2

Thanks to my anger,
for letting me study its source and
learn how it depends on attachment;
thanks to my bodily aches & pains,
for helping me understand impermanence; 27 more words