Tag Archives: Dalai Lama

What Are The Phases Of Writing Joy?

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ~ The Dalai Lama Last week I talked about fear in writing, but there is something else that is better, Joy. There are many things that can cause … Continue reading

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Learning mindfulness through meditation

My first time meditating was such an inspiring and enlightening experience that I had to learn more about it. What I discovered is not what I expected. Meditation is not done only by Buddhists. People of all faiths meditate. It … Continue reading

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Learning mindfulness through meditation

My first time meditating was such an inspiring and enlightening experience that I had to learn more about it. What I discovered is not what I expected. Meditation is not done only by Buddhists. People of all faiths meditate. It … Continue reading

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Why Buddha is not God, and other myths about Buddhism.

This post started out as a way to dispel myths about Buddhism. When I began writing it something else happened. I began to teach what I knew about Buddhism. Something I had hoped would happen eventually. I have been reading … Continue reading

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Understanding yourself

In September 1994 I was eighteen I went to Marine boot camp a week later I was sent home honorably discharged for medical issues. A few weeks later my grandmother had a stroke, she would be gone by Thanksgiving. Before … Continue reading

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