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Threefold Lotus Sutra

Here is another place to get a pdf copy of the wonderful Threefold Lotus Sutra.  67 more words

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Goodbye Fear. Kick rocks.

The general drift of most new-age western psycho-babble: “It’s ok to be a fearful and spiritually-weak piece of shit. Excuse yourself at every turn. Don’t worry about bettering yourself, just accept all your shortcomings and cower like a beaten dog until you die from the drudgery of your 9-5 slavery.” 688 more words

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What's Your Power Song?

I was working at a tech conference some years ago, listening to a Nike exec talk about Nike Plus, a pre-Fitbit fitness tracker.

He explained that Nike Plus allows you to select a power song. 320 more words

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A Foundation of Pure Land Buddhism

We find clear evidence of Buddha teaching something similar to what evolved into Pure Land Buddhism in a number of Pali Suttas. Let me show you an example. 589 more words

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Thai Buddhist Temple: Video

Here is a video where I ride my bike up to a Thai Buddhist Temple in Lacey, Washington. I stroll around the grounds, talk about how the elder monk here is awesome, and then I bow to the Black Buddha with the wheel of 12 interdependent causes. 

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On Death and Stuff: a Baby Bunny Died

My sons and I found a baby bunny on the side of the road. We’d been riding bikes all day and had been seeing rabbits of all kinds. 1,192 more words

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