The Beauty of Silence, Meditation and Donuts

There’s nothing like a donut to bring two people together. I brought my truck in for a long overdue oil change yesterday.  My five year-old son came with me and we decided the one hour wait would be a perfect opportunity to visit the donut shop next…

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Emptiness Dancing

This entire living world–including these forms we call self– is a creative arising and dissolving of empty awareness. I love the Zen phrase “emptiness dancing,” because it recognizes the inseparability of formlessness and form, of the awake space of awareness and its expression in aliveness. Sometimes, when…

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Terrifying Stillness

I just finished my first clean eating cleanse. It was simple, but like most things described as simple it was anything but easy. Three weeks of eating incredibly healthy. No coffee, alcohol, refined sugar, gluten filled carbs…did I say no coffee? The first week was rough eating…

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Noise Pollution and the Spirituality of Silence

“Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon my home town.”  That’s how Garrison Keillor  begins his popular radio monologue about a fictional place in Minnesota where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking and all the children are above average. And…

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