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A Buddhist Mantra based on the Prayer of St. Francis

Here is a mantra I often work with during the day. It’s an adaptation I made of the much-loved Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. (St. Francis is my favorite Christian saint, among other things, because of his love of animals, and especially birds!  See: The Compassion of the Swans) In Buddhism, working with a […]

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There’s More to Dying Than Death-A Buddhist Perspective

“It is understandable that those who do not believe there is any reality deeper than this life, and the death that ends it, do not want to dwell on the fact of death. But if you suspect there is a way to awaken to a deeper, timeless reality that lies beyond birth and death, there […]

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How To Become a Loving Presence in the World

Practicing loving-kindness, like mindfulness, isn’t just for our private meditation time or prayers. With practice, loving-kindness can actually become a way of being, a spirit of love that animates all our actions. If we open up our eyes and our hearts, we can find countless ways during the day to practice acts of loving-kindness. Indeed, […]

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Taking Care of Our Heart Donkey

Visitors to this blog know that I  am a great admirer of Sufi mystic and  poet Rumi, as these posts show: Rumi Poem-Quietness and No Longer Mourn for Me (music) Learn the Alchemy True Human Beings Know! This Being Human is a Guest House Recently, poking around the Internet, I found a very fine rendition of Rumi’s “The […]

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