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Unpoem — Impermanence

This is an unpoem about unpractice. Yesterday, in Starbucks, a woman with a toddler sat at my table. The child was adorable, the mother attentive and caring, a pleasure to watch. I thought of saying, “This is a cliche, you’ve … Continue reading

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Plum Blossoms

” Without the bitterest cold that penetrates to the very bone, how can plum blossoms send forth their fragrance to the whole world?” Basho Snow and more snow and more snow, sleet, freezing rain, ice, wind, frigid temperatures. What will … Continue reading

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I think that, like many people, when I first came into practice, I came into it for myself — to lessen the suffering/dissatisfaction that the Buddha described in the First Noble Truth. Now, after many years of practice, something has … Continue reading

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