Rascal in the Bardo

This Christmas Eve is a Bardo day, and particularly festive for me and my old buddy and Tibetan Terrier Teacher, Rascal. You may know, Rascal died November 5. I was with him, and felt his moment of passing. Very real. Very immediate the way a spirit lifts and leaves. My teachers say 49 days after […]

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Take a Tour with Lama Rinzen and 49 Buddhas

A blog tour, that is… Visit these sites for reviews, comments and contests. Today through June 15 May 15 Silver Dagger Book Tours Mythical Books May 16 2 Girls & A Book Midnight Book Reader May 17 Sarah’s Reading Addiction 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! May 18 Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews […]

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Quit the Tribe, or… What are We? Mistake Theorists or Conflict Theorists?

A few months ago in a NY Times op-ed, David Brooks laid out a theory. He summarized our current polarization as a battle between Mistake Theorists and Conflict Theorists. Mistake Theorists—a term coined by Slate Star Codex blogger Scott Alexander—believe that world’s complexities are a product of error and incompetence. Like the way comedians see […]

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Ten Things I Question

No proselytizing. No endorsements. No political ax to grind. Just ten things I wonder about: The Buddha teaches us to see things as they are, without the overlay of ego. But if I do, and what I see reflects what I already believe, am I doing it right? Or have I always been seeing things […]

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