Reading Archives (2022)

The Simplest Meditation

Melvin McLeod 

How can everything be perfect if it’s so screwed up? That question goes to the heart of the situation we find ourselves in, which Buddhists call samsara. That’s the endless cycle driven...

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Mercy

Rudy Francisco

She asks me to kill the spider. Instead, I get the most peaceful weapons I can find. I take a cup and a napkin. I catch the spider, put it outside and allow it to walk away. If I am ever cau...

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Thoughts Are Just Thoughts

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

What we normally call the mind is the deluded mind, a turbulent vortex of thoughts whipped up by attachment, anger, and ignorance. This mind, unlike enlightened awareness, is always being carried away...

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6K reads, 16 comments

Three Questions For A Better World

Charles Gibbs

My friends have helped me see the deadly consequences of the growing gap between rich and poor.  A wise African religious leader named Jose Chipenda challenged me with a stark perspective on this...

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5K reads, 11 comments