poetry

To the soul upon its passing

To the soul upon its passing: Thank you for your visit here. Thank you for the light you brought with you, The kindness, the warmth. Upon your return to the creator, We hope you remember that this life was but a dream, A transitory experience you added to Like a slap of the wheel with… Continue reading To the soul upon its passing

Interview/Talk

Silence (meditation)

Silence is the key. Silence is what is there when all voices quiet down. Silence is the language of spirits. Humanity alone is incapable of healing. Spirits are what heal us in times of silence. Silence is at service of enlightenment. From enlightenment, all noise disappears. Silence is the language of love. All pain can… Continue reading Silence (meditation)

Interview/Talk

Politics, karma, and the emptiness of winning (spiritual talk)

What is karma? In what sense is the U.S.'s current political situation evidence of a karmic relationship? How is karma resolved throughout a lifetime? What is the result of "failed" karma? Successfully navigated karma? Given these dynamics, what are some potential outcomes of our current political situation in the U.S.? See these questions and more… Continue reading Politics, karma, and the emptiness of winning (spiritual talk)

essays, Personal writing

What it means to bow to the Buddha

A few years ago while reading a foundational text on Buddhism I had the first of two spiritual experiences with respect to the tradition: every new insight I read, it seemed like I was remembering rather than discovering. That is, it felt like I had been a Buddhist before. I asked a psychic about this… Continue reading What it means to bow to the Buddha