#OccupySamsara: What People See at OWS

November 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Occupy Wall Street can look like many different things to different people.  It can look inspiring – wow, here are at all these people trying to do something positive for the world!  Or it can look frightening – ew, what a bunch of no-good dreamers vandalizing a nice park in New York’s Financial District. « Read the rest of this entry »

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#OccupySamsara: Solidarity in Adversity

October 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Often when we look around at the world duality is what we see.  I can see how I am separate from you, from her, from him, from them.  But on a deeper level what we feel is that there is no separation.  There is only us.  There is only the 100% of us and we have way more in common than it appears.  « Read the rest of this entry »

#OccupySamsara: Cynicism or Action

October 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

#OccupySamsaraSamsara is a Sanskrit word used by Buddhists to describe the cyclical nature of our own and societal suffering and dissatisfaction.  Cynicism is the belief that there’s no getting out of the mess we’re in. « Read the rest of this entry »

Rehabilitation of a Yogi: Good vs. Bad in My Head

June 7, 2011 § 2 Comments

A battle royale rages in my headspace.  Good is fighting Bad.  And Bad is fighting back.  What’s a sober Buddhist practitioner to do with her conflicted self? « Read the rest of this entry »

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