Piety

I’ve been thinking about the concept of “piety” lately. What is piety, and what is it to me? I don’t think of myself as a pious Christian. That is because I don’t do many of the things that I imagine most pious Christians do. Piety is, I think, a concept familiar to those of us […]

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The great Way is not difficult for those who are have no preferences. Let go of wanting and avoiding, and everything will be perfectly clear. But make the slightest distinction and heaven and earth are set infintely apart. If you want truth, don’t be for or against anything. The idea of good and evil is […]

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I went to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. Twice, even. Once in 1987, and again in 1990. I had a great time. That’s where I learned to almost like Tofu scramble. I went with friends, and had a lot of fun, both at the festival, and on the road trips there. And it was pretty […]

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One of the really cool things about refusing to cede priority to either Christianity or Buddhism in my heart is that I get to draw from both equally deeply. They are, of course, completely different in so many ways, but they do have interesting similarities. For me, though, what’s of a lot of interest is […]

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Three interesting news items have arisen in the past couple of weeks or so, and they all sparked the same reaction in me. They are each different, but each raise some of the same issues. A scientist suggests that exploiting the oil reserves present in tar sands will make climate change unsolvable. Because we already […]

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Most Buddhist traditions focus a lot on training you to pay attention to what’s happening at this present moment. It’s a really important practice. Being able to be present in each moment to whatever is happening, whether it is your breath sitting, or being with a loved one, or working, or whatever it is, is […]

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