All good things must come to an end and so too…bad things.Jason Versey I think that most people would agree that 2020 was the worst year in recent memory. The Coronavirus, relentless political drama, racial injustice, the most named storms in history, murder hornets… If 2020 had been pitched as a movie concept, Hollywood would …
I was deeply moved by this poem, which appeared on the blog Timeless Classics, Poetry and Prose by Ana Daksina. If it speaks to you, too, please show her some love by following her blog.
little blades of grass
can turn sunshine
straight into food
sure wish i could do that
for six months
of every year
in subzero temperatures
balancing one precious egg
on their feet
that little shrimp over there?
sees in thirteen
the sung history
of its species
and that tree?
just look at it
standing seventy five feet tall
without a wobble…
if somebody around here
really has given
myself and my kind
well first i think
a little respect
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"Which wolf will win?" The old man simply replied, "The one you feed."
The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open.Günter Grass In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, many white people are desperately trying to “do something” to support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. We’re joining protests, donating money to organizations like the NAACP and to bail out protesters, and purchasing goods from …
I'm pleased to present another post from my dear friend Katy Brennan. Katy is a writer and a dharma teacher in the New Kadampa tradition, which is also known as Modern Kadampa Buddhism. As we pass the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 in this country and over 350,000 worldwide, it now does feel …
One of my beloved dharma teachers, Katy Brennan, leads a lunchtime meditation every Thursday at the Kadampa Meditation Center NYC. Because of the pandemic, she now conducts her class via live streaming video. She sent the following dharma thoughts to her core students prior to today's class. It's so beautifully written (no surprise, since Katy …
My article, Six Steps to Transforming Self-Quarantine into a Spiritual Retreat, appeared on Balance, Buddha Groove's blog. I hope that it brings you some peace. Feel free to share.
Photo © Barry Fahrer 2020
Photo © Barry Fahrer 2020Location: Grace Episcopal Church, Manhattan
Many thanks to my friend Barry Fahrer for sharing this photo with my readers. Photo © Barry Fahrer 2020