Sharing the World

This isn't an entry about practice, per se, but about something vaguely Buddhist that struck me, and which seemed to shrink the world down and simultaneously make it seem vast. That doesn't make sense to me either, so don't worry. I watched a short video on YouTube about Kalmykia, a Russian province which is sorta-kinda… Continue reading Sharing the World

Back to the Monastery

After fourteen months (since just before the pandemic began in earnest) I drove up to the monastery today. Little did I know, it's Thai New Year, and there were some festivities and goings-on in the cloister area. I didn't remember seeing anything posted publicly on the website or otherwise, so, out of my usual (what,… Continue reading Back to the Monastery

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