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The Land of Truth

I love this story. Thought you might enjoy it as well. A certain man believed that the ordinary waking life, as people know it, could not possibly be complete.  He sought the real Teacher of the Age. He read many books and joined many circles and he heard the words and witnessed the deeds of […]

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Babi Yar – Light from Darkness

This morning I went to the Babi Yar ravine in Kiev, where a large massacre of Jews took place in September of 1941. I wasn’t quite sure why I was going, but I went anyway, open to whatever I might find. What I found profoundly surprised me. I found Beauty. The ravine is a lovely […]

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Turning One’s Eyes Toward Suffering

I just realized something this morning. In preparing for my first dharma talk which I’ll be giving at Kumeido in Little River this afternoon, and I was thinking about my travels in India, I was thinking about the eye contact I would try to have with people while there, especially the people asking for money […]