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The Alan Watts Experience

Alan Watts was a Zen philosopher who a had a very unusual way of getting into zen Buddhism:The religion of no religion.Being born in 1915 London,England to a corporate father and a religiously raised mother,Alan was like a chromatography sheet sucking in information from both sides of what seemed like the the two countercultures waiting to react at the center, Corporate Capitalism and Religion. 917 more words

Life

The Writer's Zen

I just started this blog on my practice when my other blog – the big, more serious, more common blog – demanded a post. People were asking if I renounced Christianity (no, I just discovered I wasn’t there any more), and there was much confusion among my friends – which was confusing to me as I’ve been practicing for nearly 2 years. 145 more words

Writing

Railway Garden

Natural garden by the railroad and a red train passing by at lightning speed.

This beautiful garden, full of lovely wildflowers has been created and is sustained by nature alone. 14 more words

Pictures

Learning Balance

Things have been pretty quiet here on the LeslieLearnsLines blog, despite some recent interest in my list of literary journals that also publish comics. (Welcome, new readers!) 604 more words

Endeavors In The Real World

All Aboard

A lone merganser chick hitching a ride on the Mom-Merganser ferry. Taken while kayaking on Leigh Lake in Grand Teton National Park.