Perception No.1

I'm not old. Yet, in my thirties, I begin to notice mortality. Friends, family and acquaintances-- they all seem to have an expiration date now. We don't think about death very often when we're young, but as we get older, inevitably, people around us begin to die. A frequent customer at our restaurant who is… Continue reading Perception No.1

Goals

It's been around 120 days, and a little more, since my practice seemed to fall apart. A large amount of stress is where I've decided to lay blame- though I'm sure there are other factors. So for the last month or so I've been trying to revitalize my precept practice by setting goals. I figure… Continue reading Goals

Keeping at it

Today's meditation was short. It was hot in my little storage space turned meditation hall, and having slipped away from work knowing I'd only get 15 minutes, my mind relentlessly pulled itself back to thoughts of the tasks ahead. As always, waking up earlier to meditate before work would have been more beneficial. Surprisingly, my… Continue reading Keeping at it

Setting it down

Before you read: If you're new to this page- this is the new home for my journals as a Buddhist Layperson in California. If you'd like to know more about these journals, check out the introduction, and a short primer on the topic of Buddhism from an aspiring practitioner. May you be well!....................................................................................................... I've been… Continue reading Setting it down