Nature Speaks

sunset over Little Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story. I think this is also the dharma, not just dukkha, attachment and the poisons.

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We All Want to be Happy

man standing by a mountain

We’ve just passed the 9/11 anniversary and you’ve probably heard a lot of remembrances about that day.  It’s the kind of event that you never forget where you were when you first learned about it.  I can even see in my minds eye where I was and the first images…

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Generosity

Wherever possible, I offer these teachings freely, following the principle of dāna. This means usually there is no fee for classes or groups for example, but donations are accepted. Dāna is the Pali word for generosity and it’s considered the foundation of the Dhamma (teachings) as everything else rests on this…

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