Category Archives: Social Observations & Commentary

Who do they think they are?

What dysfunction of conscience and empathy make these guys think they have the right? to take power after a legitimate election? to control key national industries? to gouge the citizenry? to lie, cheat, and steal? and yet call themselves Buddhist? … Continue reading

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Dhammic Safe Harbor (Covid-19.2)

“Retreating to safe harbor” is a theme Ajahn Buddhad?sa employed to caution against mindless progress. Careening forward out of habit is never wise. There are many times when we must pause and take stock. He borrowed the term from Southern … Continue reading

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Sane living … year round (covid-19.1)

Avoiding Covid-19 and flattening the curve are on our minds. As many of us will catch it, surviving it is also on the table. Those of us who will experience cold or perhaps flu-like symptoms have healthy choices to make. … Continue reading

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Friendly, Loving Kindness for All Beings

On retreat in Thailand, the morning chanting ends with familiar words that still reverberate deeply … This must be the way forward for our species if we are to escape from our vicious cycles of violence and destruction; of atrocities … Continue reading

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On the Verge, always, of Terra Incognita

Inspired to post by seeing On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) by Eric Overmeyer at the Commonweal Theatre, a local treasure. On the Verge is most definitely a dirigible of cool whipped delight with CoolCat wordplay, unless you’re … Continue reading

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