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Stephen Hawking, one of the most influential scientists of all time, recently had this to say about heaven. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for […]

I know, I know, “Culture and Arts Week” was last week, but this is Buddhism and we don’t get attached to forms and rituals nowadays, do we? Dharma-skippy we don’t. And, once you meet today’s artist, you’ll be glad we […]

Happy Vesak (Buddha Day), the day Buddhists around the world celebrate the birth, Enlightenment, and worldly departure of the Buddha. Vesak is held on the 17th day of May for the Gregorian calendar for 2011, and various days within other lunar calendars (yeah, […]

I decided to do things a little differently with today’s post. Because our Facebook Page congregation is so active and involved with Project Conversion, I thought I’d let them choose today’s subject matter. Life is sweet when we have choices, […]

Meditation is a tough topic because while I try to practice every day, it is a difficult science. I call meditation a science rather than an art because art is highly subjective. Unlike the faith required by many religions in order to carry out daily […]

My Mentor gave me two instructions before I left to stay with the monks: 1) keep an open mind, and 2) bring back a flower. I’ll get back to you on that second one. So I packed  and left early […]

Every year we set aside one day to honor our mothers. Some get breakfast in bed. We purchase gifts. We take our mothers out to dinner…all to celebrate on one day what our mothers do for our whole lives. Why […]

How is everyone? Great to hear. Now I know you’re going to be upset; I am leaving for the Wat Carolina Buddhist Monastery in about 20 minutes which means no internet and therefore no highly interesting, enlightening, and charming blog posts […]

The package in the mail was unexpected. My life changed once I pulled the contents from the envelope. I grew faint and nearly passed out from shock. This, was a random act of kindness. Brothers, Right Thought (from the Eightfold Path) […]

My youngest daughter: “That’s a whole lot of bald, Daddy.” Me: “Well, you could shave your head like me and become a Buddhist nun.” Youngest daughter: “No, because nuns don’t get to say bad words.” My youngest daughter, at five years […]