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Boredom and meditation

I’ve been rereading Ani Tenzin Palmo’s Reflections On A Mountain Lake, my favorite example of contemporary Buddhist thinking. Tenzin Palmo went to India from England at age 19 in the early sixties after discovering Buddhism, in particular Tibetan Buddhism, which she immediately intuited was her way. She found a teacher, spent several years in India […]

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On Dating and Meeting New People: Stop Traveling in Packs

For a lot of people the thought of going out alone is very uncomfortable. This is particularly so for many women because of feeling like a target or a possible victim. I understand this but it is much harder to connect with someone new if you’re traveling with a pack of close friends or co-workers. […]

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Work done with anxiety about results is far inferior to work done without such anxiety…

I recently reread Franny and Zooey, J.D.Salinger’s novel that paradoxically explores the meaning of faith and self-realization in the context of a very unusual NY family in the 1950s. In one pivotal scene, Zooey enters the room of his older brothers Buddy and Seymour for the first time in the seven years since Seymour shot […]

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