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December 2016

November 2016

Recovery, Redemption & the Finger Necklace.

By | 2016-11-03T08:01:37+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Interfaith|

  By Mary Gustafso At first, I saw the heartwarming message of redemption and forgiveness contained in this story, but after a year of reflection, I can see the recovery story hidden in this miraculous text. When Angulimala was born, his astrologer saw weapons flashing in the star constellations and predicted a lifetime of violent crime. [...]

October 2016

September 2016

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

By | 2016-10-14T07:47:35+00:00 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 [...]

Buddhist with a Pagan Heart.

By | 2016-10-14T07:47:41+00:00 September 11th, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Interfaith|

  By Deb Avery   From my experiences on this planet, religion has taken the experiences, daily practices and habits by extraordinary people over the ages, and turned it into a complicated, sometimes dogmatic, highly ritualistic and exclusive way of living. All religions are based on people and experiences, class and gender restrictions at the [...]

The Heavy Metal Buddhist.

By | 2016-10-14T07:47:45+00:00 September 1st, 2016|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Interfaith|

  By Debbie Lynn 1983 I had just moved into my new apartment---LA style (or I really should say, “L.A. no-style"). I was broke with no furniture except for a few plants, my stereo, over 300 LPs and my leather jacket. Five bucks would get me a couple packs of cigarettes, a can of Dinty [...]

August 2016