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At midnight tonight, something changes – in our minds, and nowhere else. It’s like a graffiti artist once wrote on a step of the local library: “Time does not exist, only clocks exist.” That could be a Buddhist aphorism, like … Continue reading
Today, December 26, is known as Saint Stephen’s Day, and in the UK, as “Boxing Day.” I’ve never understood the latter term – nor does Wikipedia, which says, “There are competing theories for the origins of the term, none of … Continue reading
Here is a very detailed account of how the very old Celtic festival of Samhain morphed into our current Halloween. I knew some of this but certainly not all the detail Selena provides.
Having slept through Black Friday, the next big event on my calendar is the Mayan apocalypse, scheduled for December 21. I had no intention of blogging about this until I received the Winter 2012 issue of the University of Oregon … Continue reading
Lewis Richmond, an ordained Zen priest and author of Aging as a Spiritual Practice, began his studies 40 years ago with the renowned teacher, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. Richmond relates that one day, after a talk, a student said, “Suzuki Roshi – … Continue reading
Yesterday NPR interviewed two monks of the Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the Desert in Abiquiu, New Mexico, concerning the Gregorian Chants that are part of the fabric of their lives. The occasion was the release of a CD of … Continue reading
When I was twelve, my mother, who claimed she had no luck in contests, won a transistor radio in a raffle and gave it to me. This was a fancy model. With AM, FM, and shortwave bands, a folding antenna, … Continue reading