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buddhism

on dana: perfecting the art of giving

The practice of the Buddhist philosophy is based first and foremost on self-improvement: without an effort to improve ourselves, there is no meaning in meditation, or in any part of the philosophy. To help to give a structure to this… Continue Reading →

trust/doubt

The god that I was brought up with demands blind faith. According to this god, or at least the people who preach his word, trust based on direct experience is not true faith: in one story, when a disciple refuses… Continue Reading →

the philosophy of an acrobat

how to build a log house: a history of impossible efforts

In 1996, Eric first met Ajan and became his student. (I have already written the story of how that happened in a previous post here, and I have told the story here of how Eric’s house burned down, and why… Continue Reading →

why meditation is like catching flies

Now it is summertime, we have a lot of flies that want to come in the house and we need to have good screens on our windows. Despite the screens, we still need to catch flies from time to time… Continue Reading →

what will you do at the time of death?

“I am ready to die right now.” I remember the peculiar feeling that arose in me at these words – like being pushed off-kilter, my comfortable assumptions about how life was wobbling and shaking. I remember my shock, admiration, and… Continue Reading →

a meeting: the story of a beginning

Here’s a story without which all the other stories would not have happened. I heard this story for the first time on my third day working as a volunteer at the nursery, planting trees with Eric. That day I was… Continue Reading →

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