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Brimming Over

Over the last few days I’ve been emotionally raw and sensitive.  A very good way to say it is the way my friend Grace said it – my emotions are very close to the surface.  I feel on the verge … Continue reading

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Gentle Misnomer

The other day I was discussing my Buddhist practice with my wife and a couple of our friends.  Speaking about some aspect of the practice that escapes me right now, I’d mentioned that I’d addressed that topic in a post … Continue reading

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My Eulogy

There is a beautiful post on Tiny Buddha today.  It is a tribute by Lori to her grandmother, who passed away on June 4th. Lori describes her grandmother’s beautiful character distilled in four beautifully stated guidelines.  Please take the time … Continue reading

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A Blazing Fire

Anger brought me here. There are some particular things that are certain to set me off.  Bullies set me off.  Injustice sets me off.  Republican politics (being honest, right?) set me off. My sons fighting physically really sets me off. … Continue reading

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Choices

I was driving in Ventura the other night.  While I was stopped at a light, a ragged man, apparently homeless, rode his rickety bike across the intersection in front of me.  A jumble of personal possessions was secured under plastic … Continue reading

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Mad Skillz…

I’m not a big fan of lingo.  I don’t care for buzzwords.  Yet spiritual traditions are full of proprietary lingo.  Come out of a Christian tradition, like I have, and you’ll have a small dictionary full of them.  Even more … Continue reading

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Welcome to Gentle Dharma

Welcome to Gentle Dharma. I’m new to the Middle Way.  I’m stumbling between awareness and oblivion every day.  Little by little I awaken to one small thing after another.  As I see them, I would like to share them, and … Continue reading

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