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FAMILIARITY, A typical definition of the word “familiar” is “well known from long or close association

FAMILIARITYA typical definition of the word “familiar” is “well known from long or close association.” This is why family and friends are considered familiar. After all, the word family comes from the Latin “familia,” so there you have it. Especially, old friends are considered family.On the other hand, “trying” to be familiar is not being Continue Reading

ZEN AND THE ART OF

ZEN AND THE ART OF …The word “art” relates to the perfecting of skill and craft of one kind or another — craftsmanship. What does “perfecting” mean? I see perfection as transparency, creating a window that sees beyond or through itself.Art is not restricted to the visual arts, to “fine art,” or to anything at Continue Reading

HURRY UP AND RELAX, In dharma practice, after the preliminary (purification) practices are completed and we have done what remedial work we can, the…

HURRY UP AND RELAXIn dharma practice, after the preliminary (purification) practices are completed and we have done what remedial work we can, the call for forced effort is flagged down and gradually eliminated. If we aren’t supposed to make effort (to try, try, try), what are we supposed to do?It doesn’t happen in a day Continue Reading

HAPPY TIBETAN NEW YEAR!, Today celebrates the Tibetan New Year (called Losar), the day after New Moon, in this case February 16th, 2018, the New Moon…

HAPPY TIBETAN NEW YEAR!Today celebrates the Tibetan New Year (called Losar), the day after New Moon, in this case February 16th, 2018, the New Moon taking place yesterday.This is the year of the Yang (male) Earth Dog, which traditionally is very competitive, even aggressive, and is said to accumulate much wealth, and is passionate. The Continue Reading