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February 2017

January 2017

Being Mindfully Clumsy

By | January 7th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Buddhism for Dudes|

Strength of mind brings with it a certain fearlessness, an ability to cope and remain calm when calamities happen---the greatest of which for most people is getting old and dying, in all likelihood, in pain.   By Gerald "Strib" Stribling God, if I weren't so fully trained in mindfulness, I'd have been run [...]

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

The Buddha & The Serial Killer.

By | October 8th, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Buddhism for Dudes|

  By Gerald Stribling   A story famous in Theravada Buddhism is that of the Buddha’s encounter with a serial killer named Angulimala. It is a simple story, frequently taught to children, with several layers of meaning (also, gristly murder and dismemberment). Kids love that. But like Huckleberry Finn or The Simpsons, Angulimala’s story means [...]

September 2016

Right Intention is Not Righteousness, It’s About Not Being a Jerk.

By | September 30th, 2016|Buddhism, Buddhism for Dudes, Featured, Interfaith|

  By Gerald "Strib" Stribling   In the movie Sergeant York, Gary Cooper played a reprobate hillbilly before the mule he was riding home was struck by lightening, after a debauch across the border in Kentucky. After that he went to church, cleaned up his act, read the Bible, and turned into a real goody-two-shoes [...]

The Buddha Never Promised a Rose Garden (But He Offered a Way Out of Suffering).

By | September 17th, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Buddhism for Dudes|

  By Gerald "Strib" Stribling My heart's deliverance is unassailable. ~ Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha When I was 19 years old and about to ship out for basic training at the infamous Marine Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, I serendipitously ran into an old friend of my father’s who’d been a Marine during the [...]

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