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Interview of me about Physiology and the Buddhist Path

The Convergence of Vedanā, Our Mammalian Physiology, and Awakening Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS) interviewed me about an upcoming course I will be teaching in August.  The theme covers the intersection between mammalian physiology and aspects of the Buddhist Path. I feel this is an essential conversation for our communities to continue to engage … Interview of me about Physiology and the Buddhist Path Read More »

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A Warm Welcome to All of You

Beginning with Gratitude I want to give a warm heart-felt welcome to all of you who are visiting this new website. In Soto Zen monasteries, a chant is recited at meals that begins, “Seventy-two labors brought us this food. We should know how it comes to us.”  Seventy-two refers to the seventy-two individual jobs found … A Warm Welcome to All of You Read More »

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A Deeper Sense of Happiness & Contentment

A Brief Exploration of the Direction of Our Spiritual Path This is an article that I wrote for the Mountain Hermitage that you may find of interest.  Here it is: During the Buddha’s time, a group of monks happened upon one of their fellow monastics in the forest, the Venerable Bhaddiya (Ud 2.10).  “Ah, what … A Deeper Sense of Happiness & Contentment Read More »

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A Vast & Beautiful Freedom

This is an article that I wrote for the Mountain Hermitage that you may find of interest.  Here it is: A reflection on practice by Brian Lesage Driving west from Winslow, Arizona, I see mountains lightly covered with snow in the distance. These mountains provide the context for my life here in Flagstaff & offer … A Vast & Beautiful Freedom Read More »

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