Category Archives: Buddhist ethics

Something Is True

I have been reading up a little on “secular Buddhism” lately because at the Albuquerque Vipassana Sangha someone is running a study group on it. Those of you who read this blog know that I am unabashedly a “religious Buddhist,” … Continue reading

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What I Want for Christmas

I saw an ad this evening that started: “So… What do you want for Christmas?” OK. I’m game. Here is what I would like. I want the United States to be as warm and open-hearted as the Canadians are in … Continue reading

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Be The Change…

“Be the change you want to see happen, instead of trying to change everyone else.” – The Love Project I saw a movie yesterday, “Dalai Lama Awakening.” It is about a group of mainly Americans who go to Dharamsala for … Continue reading

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The Good Path

Many years ago I went to a retreat at the Omega Institute in New York. It was a Buddhist retreat, but there were four other non-Buddhist retreats taking place at the same time. One of them was with Sufi Muslims. They … Continue reading

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Same old, same old

Life is mainly about what happens in your heart and mind. In Pāḷi there is a single word for “heart and mind”; that word is citta. When Henry David Thoreau was on his deathbed, his aunt – who today would … Continue reading

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The True Boston Brahmans

As I write this it is 3 days since the bombings at the Boston Marathon. I used to live in Boston, and I still go back there at least once a year. It’s a great city, like one, big small … Continue reading

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Zen and (the sad art of) Sex Abuse

When I went to the New York Times web site on February 11, 2013, the lead article was Zen Groups Distressed by Accusations Against Teacher. It isn’t often that the Times lead article is about something Buddhist, and sadly the … Continue reading

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