Tag Archives: dysfunction

ISmile339 – Dealing With Conflict

What happens when we are in the midst of disagreement?  This can apply to a marriage, a friendship, a community or (perhaps especially) a legislative debate or an election. The Buddha had some thoughts on this as noted in the famed Quarrel of Kosambi, where he offers some guidance. Engaging in the practice of right [...]

Bangladeshi Muslims Attack Buddhists

May all beings be compassionate and wise in the face of clinging… COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims angry over an alleged derogatory photo of the Islamic holy book Quran on Facebook set fires in at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 homes near the southern border with Myanmar, authorities said Sunday. The [...]

Commuter Zen #46

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ISmile296 – Awakening to Deeper Love

For the ego, misery is a far better choice than the Mystery, especially when it comes to relationships. Centering our entire being in the heart of our experience as a Witnessing awareness helps change this orientation and has the potential to end the cycle of our suffering. How’s it done? The minute our lives are [...]

Oops… but wait, you're a Rinpoche

Poor Osel Hita Torres (or, until recently, Lama Tenzin Osel Rinpoche). Dale Fuchs from the Guardian reports that as a toddler he was seen as the reincarnation of the beloved Lama Yeshe and so ascended the throne to be worshipped by monks everywhere. Trouble was, he wanted to grow his hair long, wear baggy jeans, [...]