Category Archives: sacred

Otherwise there are no journeys

In the office I bumped into a colleague who shared with me her take on a very intense meeting that occurred the afternoon before. There was plenty to rail about: non-clarity of expectations, conflict of values and priorities, abused feelings, … Continue reading

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Lightning Buddha

The night we came back from Three Oaks, after coming back into the yard to enjoy the live music after dropping off our things in the house (see yesterday’s post), we noticed a huge branch laying across the fire pit … Continue reading

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

The other evening we went to see Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams. It is a documentary on the recently discovered (1994) Chauvet cave where hundreds of drawings were found. It was discovered by a group of people who work … Continue reading

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Jade Buddha

In celebration of our son’s birthday, we went out to breakfast yesterday. He lives just a block away from the Truc Lam Buddhist Temple in Chicago.  In an incredibly vibrant, colorful, and high energy carnival atmosphere, we discovered that a … Continue reading

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Reopening the back porch

The reopening of the back porch is our yearly ritual. It’s when the weather gets a bit warmer and we are able to sit out on it without freezing to death. Over the winter months, the back porch becomes a … Continue reading

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Enso

An enso is a Japanese term for circle and is part of a zen aesthetic of spiritual mindfulness and enlightenment. An enso represents the entire universe in a single stroke, done with complete mindfulness in the present moment. The fresh, … Continue reading

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I transform and am transformed

I am not superstitious. But everyday I carry this sacred bundle in a pocket or pouch. On the outside is a small Avalokiteshvara, the Boddhisattva of Compassion, who has a thousand hands. (Actually he has only 12 here, but they … Continue reading

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