Category Archives: Buddhism

Making Friends with MS

I’ve had MS – multiple sclerosis – since 1988 At first it was ‘remitting-relapsing.’ Then it progressed. I can stand up, but I can’t walk unassisted. I once loved dancing the hora. I didn’t really know how, but that didn’t … Continue reading

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And Now …

She kissed me! at midnight, dreary and weary with her chemotherapy. as we welcomed 2014, the new year. Memories of accomplishments fade, along with the praise of close friends. Memories of conversations fade, and the problems we discussed, and the … Continue reading

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Pre-election Jitters

I listened: This is a time of fountains, of babbling brooks, of rushing rivers. I watched: the full moon and clouds, on the holy sea. I felt: Fog. For today: predictions. For tomorrow: a prophesy. Bright morning star, Great eastern … Continue reading

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Geology, Sociology, and Impermanence

The Vermont dirt road is not as new as the meditation center where I began this walk. The road is not nearly as old as the stone walls, half tumbled down and overgrown, more green than grey. The road depends … Continue reading

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The Moon Looks Down

The full moon looks down at us standing in front of the stone church. The night is clear and cold, As we read 144 names of people from our state who were killed in Iraq The moon knows That we … Continue reading

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Eyes

My daily sit. I focus on a spot About six feet in front of me And six inches off the floor. Eyes! Under the old hope chest with short legs That holds the candles, glasses of water, scrap of scripture … Continue reading

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Walking Meditation at Laughing Rivers Retreat

Look beyond the beautiful La Roche College campus, beyond the carefully maintained lawn and the contrasting buildings. Some are stone, classically elegant. Some are corrugated and utilitarian. See across the valley of some stream. A hillside rises covered with oaks … Continue reading

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