Do you belong?  Do you ever question if you belong where you are?  Do you question if you belong with certain groups – family, community,

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Meeting A Buddha

“Only a Buddha can transmit to a Buddha.”  – The Lotus Sutra When Bucknell friends of mine learned I had been practicing meditation with a

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April 2015

Butterfly Wings “To be one with the myriad things is to realize no-barrier between self and other.”  – Zen Master Dogen I was driving home

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Seeds and Dreams

“This is how to contemplate our conditioned existence in this fleeting world: Like a tiny drop of dew, or a bubble floating in a stream;

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Picking Violets with Ryokan

Takuhatsu, or ritual begging, is an ancient and noble practice among Buddhist monks in Asia.  In exchange for material goods, the monks offer spiritual teachings. 

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