Bird, I, M

We can’t relieve what we don’t understand. Understanding violence means recognizing our own intimate experiences with the situations and emotions that give rise to it in our own lives, every day.

Swarm of Loving-Kindness

As the bee collects nectar and flies away without damaging the flower or its colour or its scent, so also, let the bhikkhu (monk) dwell and act in the village… (Dhammapada Verse 49) One bright, warm day last early June, I hurriedly made the rounds at the farm. As I walked toward the tool shed […]

Fear & Loathing & Lower Back Pain

My computer’s wallpaper is a picture of a smiling Buddha, cherubic and childlike. Above his head is the quote: All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become. Before my recent transformation explained below, I would have read this quote in the abstract. […]