Category Archives: Buddhism

Via Chris, I’m reminded that today is baby Buddha’s birthday celebration, known as Vesak. Had I remembered, I might have taken the day off as a religious holiday.

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Queer. Dharma.

Someone in another online forum sent me a personal message recently, saying that he’d run into a inordinate number (his words) of gays & lesbians who practice, study, or are drawn towards Buddhism. He wondered if I had any explanation … Continue reading

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Death on a Plate

Earlier this week, while surfing around on Linkfilter, I came across a site claiming to to reveal “The Myths of Vegetarianism,” I filed it away to read later. I though it might be worth posting, if i could find a … Continue reading

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Deja Vu

Kevin, at Lean Left, has a funny little post up about Tom Cruise and his past lives (which include being  Shakespeare). Funny, not because of what Cruise had to say about his other lives, but because of Kevin’s comment. Two … Continue reading

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Holiday Book Reviews – Jesus and the Disinherited

When I asked for reading sugestions back in April, I got a little more than I was expecting in return. Amid the recommendations that came in were two that seemed to be perfect to read alongside each other: Jesus and … Continue reading

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Fetishizing Suffering

Now that the protracted struggle over the fate of Terri Schiavo is over (though I still think it’s likely that a dispute over funeral and burial arrangements will drive the two sides back into court), there’s something I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Religion

No surprises here. You scored as Buddhism. Your beliefs most closely resemble those of Buddhism. Do more research on Buddhism and possibly consider becoming Buddhist, if you are not already. In Buddhism, there are Four Noble Truths: (1) Life is … Continue reading

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All Request Friday – Just Add Buddha

Tom asked: “Bring us up-to-date with where you are with your Buddhism.” To be honest, I think the spiritual side of my life has been neglected lately. I’ve been so immersed in politcs that I’ve kind of let things slide … Continue reading

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Work and Play

I’ve been thinking a lot about work lately. And, no, I don’t mean specifically my job. I mean thinking about the idea of work; the concept of work and the role that it plays in everyday life. Lately I’ve been … Continue reading

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Being Green

As I stood at the bus stop this evening, waiting to go home and listening to music as I often do during my commute, I opened the latest book I’m reading—Work as a Spiritual Practice by Lewis Richmond—and picked where … Continue reading

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This is What War Looks Like

I am not a regular reader of BeliefNet, but I happened across an email this morning that contained a link to a BeliefNet interview with Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh. My own course of studying Buddhism has brought me to … Continue reading

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Is Bush the Anti-Buddha?

I’ve been waiting for an article like this. For a while now, I’ve been wondering just what—as a Buddhist—I should do with our about the rising anger I feel towards the Bush administration. I mean, it seems rather non-Buddhist, but … Continue reading

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Meme Remixed

Via Ronn. 1. Grab a book (a fav, current read, etc.) 2. Open the book to the page that matches your age. For me, 35 3. Find the # sentence, where # = your fav number. For me, 7. 4. … Continue reading

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Wise Words

Just about every day I receive a couple of emails from Beliefnet contain quotes, one general and one specifically pertaining to Buddhism. The two I got this morning seemed particularly timely. Now, there are many, many people in the world, … Continue reading

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Reimagining Others

While riding the bus to work this morning I was reading Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach. I’m just up to the chapter on compassion (for self and others) and I read she used a quote from Longfellow that just leapt … Continue reading

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