Guatemala, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Metta, Mindfulness, Traveling

Farewell, Amigo

A friend died last Thursday. He ended his own life. A friend I hadn't seen in years, but a friend all the same. A teacher, a musician, a husband, a father. With a daughter close to the same age as my own: five. He was forty years old. I received the sad news one morning… Continue reading Farewell, Amigo

Interbeing, Relating, The New Story

17 Years since Columbine

{First published on elephant journal} Dylan Klebold was 17 and Eric Harris 18 when they walked into their high school in suburban Denver, planted huge bombs concealed in duffel bags in the cafeteria that would have killed and maimed hundreds had they exploded, then shot dozens of people on the school grounds and killed 15,… Continue reading 17 Years since Columbine

Dharma Teachings, Relating

death by dr. pepper

He was Christian; I was a budding Buddhist. Because of him, I had reopened the file on Jesus. I reconnected with my Catholic roots in a roundabout attempt to sink my hooks into him. I boiled my spiritual belief system down to these eight bite-sized points: awareness (all we have is now) compassion (all we… Continue reading death by dr. pepper