Tag Archives: Buddhist

Happy Birthday to H. H. the Dalai Lama

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – H. H. the Dalai Lama Fifteen years ago I read The Art … Continue reading

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Playing the belief game

“The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.” –  Mahatma Gandhi Where do you stand on God? On Jesus? On heaven? On hell? Do you have to “play the belief game” for your family, friends and co-workers to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Thich Nhat Hanh

The Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh turned 90 years old yesterday. Words can’t even describe what this man’s books, thoughts, and actions have meant to me. To celebrate his birthday I thought I would share some of … Continue reading

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Article: 10 Reasons Why Buddhism Will Enrich Your Path

For any of you interested, curious or just befuddled about Buddhism the following article is a wonderful introduction to the belief: Are You Spiritual But Not Religious? 10 Reasons Why Buddhism Will Enrich Your Path

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The $64,000 Question-“Are you a Christian?”

I was invited to lead a discussion recently on wonderful book that melds the beliefs of Christians, Jews, Buddhist and Hindus. A book that mirrors many of my thoughts, views, faith and beliefs. Attending this discussion were about forty very … Continue reading

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Being Mind Full

mind·ful·ness the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. “their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition” a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and … Continue reading

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A Buddha’s truth part II: Right actions

The Noble Eight-fold Path 1. Right Understanding 2. Right Thought 3. Right Speech 4. Right Action 5. Right Livelihood 6. Right Effort 7. Right Mindfulness 8. Right Concentration The Buddha offered these eight steps or actions to end Dukkha (suffering). The … Continue reading

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A Buddha’s truth: Nothing last forever

Buddha’s Four Noble Truths 1. Life is characterized by impermanence and suffering, or Dukkha (suffering). 2. The Origin of Dukkha is attachment to desire. 3. The cessation (end) of Dukkha is achieved, not by belief, but by the contemplation, understanding, … Continue reading

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I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo T-shirt

“I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo T-shirt. ‘Cause it says like, I wanna be formal but I’m here to party too. I like to party, so I like my Jesus to party.” -Cal Naughton, Jr. (Talladega Nights: The … Continue reading

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Walking on Water or Sinking in the Mud

This is a special time of the year in the life of a Christian, Easter the recognition of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. No matter what you think or believe about all the other dogma that surrounds this … Continue reading

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