Monthly Archive: March 2014

Facebook and Right Speech

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Sometimes I really hate Facebook.  My last relationship was plagued by things that happened on Facebook, which sadly, I dismissed as female insecurity way faster than I should have.  I had been single for a really long time prior, and had gotten quite used to flirting with friends on Facebook.  It was never anything like …

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Losing Nirvana

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              The snow that was falling was wet and heavy, and it was coming down hard.  People started scraping off their windows, and turning on their car heaters, when we noticed that one of us (we’ll call her ‘Kara’ for this story) had a flat tire.  Kara was new to the temple and was …

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The Eight Fold Path: Step Two, Right Thought

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Looking at the second step of the Eight Fold Path, Right Thought, can be a little confusing at first. How exactly is Right Thought, different from the first step, Right View?  Even many experts seem to feel that the difference is somewhat splitting hairs, but I will try to explain the arguments so you can …

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Mindfulness and non-creativity

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One of my favorite all time books is Day by Kenneth Goldsmith.  It always feels funny whenever I say this, however, because I’ve never actually read this book.  If you’re not familiar with Goldsmith, his writing primarily focuses on listing certain things he does, over certain periods of time.  His book Fidget, records every movement …

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Cosplay and living with disapointment

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Some of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned about patience, came from preparing various costumes for Comic Book Conventions.  Cosplayers, by necessity, become masters of mental flexibility and nonattachment.  The costume ideas we visualize inside our minds, seldom match those that are produced.  We come up with the perfect idea for how to make a …

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