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POSTCARD #129: Delhi: I’ve had this photo in my files for a long time. All kinds of stuff come to mind, studying it, but if you look closely, there’s an orderlieness about it. 629 more words

The 'now' Moment

something, anything, nothing

OLD NOTEBOOKS: Geneva, Switzerland: (originally dated September 29, 2012) I get on the Airport bus crowded with people and all their baggage, but I’m not going to catch a plane, I have to teach a new English class in the airport building, and feeling a bit nervous about that. 615 more words

The 'now' Moment

The Obligatory Anatta Post.

As the Dharma takes hold in the West and transforms to fit a new culture, as it has done many times before, one potential stumbling block is the notion of… 309 more words


Coming back from the void

Having finished my longest float thus far, 4 hours long, coming back from the void is a funny way to frame it. This discovery of emptiness means that it was really there all along. 433 more words

Concept of Self and No-Self from the Buddhist Perspective alongside other Anthropologies

Written by Robin Velasco


The study of the self and non-self is critical to understanding Buddhist and other anthropologies. From the understanding of self emanates many different ways of thinking, behavior and way of life. 3,832 more words

Trigger's Broom

Here’s a clip from the classic comedy series, Only Fools and Horses, in which Trigger talks about his old broom.

Yes, it’s funny, but it raises an important point. 238 more words

Life Before Thought

Something odd happened this morning.

I woke up, staring at the ceiling, and realized that I didn’t have a thought or emotion yet; I was empty… 33 more words