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The Creation of the “Other” (and thoughts on war and violence)

Hate, conflict, hostility and war… where does it all come from? I can’t help but read the headlines in all the news about North Korea and their nuclear threats–y’know, war propoganda and rhetoric. So where does all of this come … Continue reading

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The Truth About Homelessness

I worked for over a year at North America’s largest homeless shelter for an employment training program. It’s definitely on the right track to helping out the homeless in a holistic way. It was a hell of an experience and … Continue reading

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Buddhist Meditation: Individual Love is Greater Love

Lesser love is greater love, individual love is universal love. Below is an explanation and a meditation exercise to help you feel universal love for all beings. It’s a rare thing for me to be touched by a movie nowadays … Continue reading

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Have Compassion for Everyone

Should we love and have compassion for everyone? Should we love even terrible people who do terrible things? How do we deal with them? What about someone like Hitler? These are questions and thoughts that have really troubled me at times. … Continue reading

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Accepting Suffering

We all experience suffering regularly. That might be a little bit of suffering or a whole lot of suffering. It might be your coffee machine just broke, or it could be someone close to you died. Suffering happens whether we … Continue reading

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Buddhism 101 – What Is Buddhism?

This is part of a series of posts about Buddhism. I’ll try to answer many of the basic questions and provide a clear explanation. This is an overview of Buddhism. Each of these concepts will be further elaborated on later. … Continue reading

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Live Every Day Like It’s Their Last

Ever gotten mad at someone you love over something really small? Yeah, we all do it. It happens to the best of us. Maybe they used the toothpaste the wrong way or didn’t clean the soap. Maybe it’s the way … Continue reading

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