Indigenous leaders from the area around Peru’s largest oil field have threatened to block the government from accessing their territories and halt oil production unless an indigenous rights law is applied within 20 days.The tribal leaders, who hail from four Amazon river basins, accuse the government of refusing to carry out a consultation process even Continue Reading
WHERE DOES FEELING EMPTY COME FROM?“If you lack the faculty, you can’t see the phenomenon” is an old chestnut that bears repeating. And the reverse is also true, that if we can see the phenomenon, we have the faculty. That’s another way of saying that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” if that Continue Reading
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INTENTIONIn the accumulation of karma, our intention is key. Intent is the controller of karma, perhaps not the whole thing, but it’s like the arbiter. As for examining our intent, my dharma teacher, the Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche had this to say at one teaching.If we examine carefully, very carefully, our every thought, they can Continue Reading
These are all acceptable reasons to have my daughter load the dishwasher last night(1) to teach her life skills(2) to show her that contributing to the family is important(3) as consequence for bad behavior(4) because I just painted my nails
I never take as many pictures as I’d like. Despite the blurriness of this picture I completely love it. It’s not perfect, but then again, neither are we. I was looking at my phone and I snapped this right after he said something that made me laugh out loud. We were walking. It wasn’t planned. Continue Reading
THE TIDES OF THE PRESENTWe all must have a bit of the Twilight Zone in our DNA, because there are days or parts of days when we drift out of our conventional sense of time and find ourselves a little bit a sea. I believe that perhaps I have been more prone to this than Continue Reading
THE SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF ILLUSIONYou may have to humor me, because I want to revisit one of my favorite haunts and that is the concept that there is a specific gravity of life that we are most comfortable with. I have mentioned in previous blogs in this series that I have had a number of Continue Reading
“IF YOU’RE TELLIN’ THE TRUTH, THEN THERE’S ROOM IN MY HEART TO RECEIVE IT”My daughter May Erlewine, who is a well-known singer/songwriter here in the Midwest has a new album coming out. It is very personal and deep. In one of the tunes on this wonderful album is the song “Shake the World,” with this Continue Reading
When I’ve been around Mattis, I’m always struck by how many times he says “friendly”. He’s not the Mad Dog often portrayed by Trump and media. Important and true talk, but it can’t only be on our troops to hold that line of unity and civility.