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More on Joy

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

I am part of the generation of consolation prize kids. When I ran cross country in elementary school, I came in 32nd place in my first race. There were 32 people participating. I was literally last to finish, and by a long shot at that. But! I got something for it. A ribbon, a trophy, […]

Space Pirates! A History of Buddhist Physics.

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Austria is magical.  (OK, so everything is magic)  Austria! The Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna, the founder of the Madhyamika school of Mahayana Buddhism struck my Buddhist Mind and Reality class quite dumb after elaborating on his proposal that there is no absolute truth, and by stating so, he was not proposing an absolute truth.   This […]

Consensual Reality

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

My thoughts have been focusing around time in varying capacities these days.  Understanding time as relative to each perceiver has greatly influenced my way of looking at life — I have been kicking around this term in my head that’s something like “consensual reality.”  You can start from many trains of thought — one I […]

Dislocated Spirits

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

You are a fantastic worm, born in the middle of Jupiter. As you crawl out from one level of the core to the next, from metal layer to rock layer to ice layer to violent atmosphere… At each level you metamorphose into a new being more capable of passing through the medium at that level. […]

Buddha-nature and Finding Your Glasses

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

You just realize you have no idea where your glasses have gone. Damn it, you think to yourself. Did I even have them getting on the train? It’s already been a long day and this is the last thing you need to worry about. You’re half way up the escalator and you watch the train […]

The Art of Living: Stoicism

Monday, June 30th, 2008

I’d like to take just a small moment to thank my brother in this post—I will do so by sending him on a sentimental trip down memory lane.  Jim got married two weekends ago to my now-sister-in-law, Elizabeth (about which I couldn’t be more thrilled).  He’s been a role model to me, a source of […]