poetry

The world as it existed

I remember the world As it existed in February of 2020.  Bustling, redolent, pristine, And open to all forms of experience. In this world,  I shook a stranger’s hand upon our introduction. I sat in a crowded coffee shop and read, Music overhead, someone coughing in the distance. I traveled where I liked,  Did not… Continue reading The world as it existed

Courses

Life is a Dream, part II

Part II of the Life is a Dream Training Course series. In part I, I laid out the philosophical reasons why it is difficult, if not impossible; to distinguish life from a dream; in this second part, I discuss the dream powers we may have given this reality. Peace, Love, and the Purpose of Existence… Continue reading Life is a Dream, part II

Courses

Life is a Dream, part I

Part I in the Life is a Dream Training Course series. Here, I discuss the philosophical reasons why it is difficult to say life is *not* a dream, as well as introduce a practice by which viewers can become more aware of their own dreams. Look forward to a discussion of waking-life dream powers in… Continue reading Life is a Dream, part I

essays

The meaning of life at twenty-nine years

Like everyone, I like to do the things I enjoy most on my birthday. And for me, that has often been a combination of writing/reflection, solitude, hiking, and sharing with community. Today, I will be spending at least part of the day walking around my graduate school campus, making a spiritual goodbye to the place… Continue reading The meaning of life at twenty-nine years