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Letters to Trump’s American Muslim Registry

Just discovered Schopenhauer. Blew my mind. Taking a break from Islam. Will call back in an hour w/ update.

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10 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes on Truth, Peace, and Compassion

Thich Nhat Hanh

“It is my conviction that there is no way to peace – peace is the way.”

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Interview: Emily Rapp, Author of The Still Point of the Turning World

Author Emily Rapp with child Ronan

“I think experiences of joyfulness are more magnified, more fully experienced, when you have known true suffering, because you understand that all of these great epic feelings are blips, really.”

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Interview: Author Dinty W. Moore on Mindfulness and Writing

Dinty W. Moore

“By pushing sentences, words, ideas, images, around on a page…we are trying to cut through the chatter, to recognize what is true.”

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Meditating with Mabel

We considered Mabel housebroken, but as any good Buddhist—or new dog owner—knows, identity is a construct, subject to change. In other words, accidents happen, especially when no one’s watching.

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8 Billion Lives: Amy Miller, Barnet, VT

8 Billion Lives is a platform for short documentary films, each featuring a day in the life of a real person.

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Eudaemonic Reading

I recently purchased The Art of Happiness (by the Dalai Lama) at a tiny local used bookstore after watching an older man have an unemployment-related breakdown at the cash register because the manager would not give him a job application.

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Richard Ford on The Lay of the Land

richard ford

“You can’t really make the world up–make something more zany than the world is. So, I mean I can’t make anything up that isn’t already superseded by something that already is.”

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Kimberley Snow

Kimberley Snow

“Writing, like meditation, can be a path for developing compassion as well as bringing things up into consciousness. Something about picking up the pen, or letting my fingers just sort of dance over the keyboard, helps to by-pass the normal busy mind and take me somewhere else.”

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The Dhammapada, by Buddha

A Collection of Verses Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists Translated from Pali by F. Max Muller From: The Sacred Books of the East Translated by Various Oriental Scholars Edited by F. Max Muller Volume X Part I Chapter 1: The Twin Verses Chapter 2: On Earnestness Chapter 3: Thought Chapter 4: […]

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Female Bodhisattva: A Poem

When you die, you will look back
upon the motley, hurley-burley carnival
with a tiny pentagram of wry compassion
in your open, trusting eye

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(Emptiness / “Zen, Buddhism” / and wrds)

A sentence is. Is. the packaging of knowledge. Zen is. Is. the attainment of nothing. Nothing. more than “Did I say that?”” What I add is. Is. what I subtract.

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