Category: Buddhism

My Tibetan Teacher Makes a Statement

03/23/08 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Buddhism
With the events in Asia, I'm anxious to go to Ann Arbor and hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama. But my dear teacher, Gelek Rimpoche, approached the crisis last Sunday in a talk. Let's try to understand the current situation in Tibet. This has been goin… more »

The Big Banner

03/04/08 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Buddhism
You might have noticed the new big banner in the masthead of this here blog. I make no bones about being a Buddhist of the Tibetan kind. So guess where I'll be next month? [click on the banner for info] For those that have a weak index finger here'… more »

GAHH! More Poetry

02/17/08 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry, Buddhism
Right on the heels of Literary Cafe Poetry Nite success, the going keeps going in Tremont. So ask yourself: Have you noticed the lyrical nature of our prayers and sadhanas as we chant together or during our individual practice at home? Do you recogn… more »

Retreat or Running Away

08/31/07 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Political, Buddhism
I'm going to Jewel Heart in Ann Arbor for this long weekend. I can say that I will miss the super cool technology that has been misused into flying weapons and making a racket in my little corner of Cleveland. (I'm talking about the Air show folks).… more »

Hear My Poems, Buy a Rug

08/09/07 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Buddhism, Economic Development, Community
Also on Artwalk Nite (tho not part of artwalk), my dear friend Ujjin-la will be at Jewel Heart with his annual Tibetan Rug sale. I have always wanted to get one and now with my ratty hardwood floors in the new flat and my regular paycheck, I'm in the m… more »

Getting Out My Head

02/25/07 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Buddhism, personal, humor, rant
I've been a whorl of confusion, but not much activity really, trying to get done, or figure what I won't get done, what I HAVE to before starting my back-to-the-cubicle-failed-entrepreneur-neobohemian-sellout job tomorrow. Everything revolved, if not s… more »

Who's Spying This Close?

01/15/07 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Buddhism, personal, humor, rant
I've been outed in one of the most personal aspects of my life. (from New Skete, newsletter of the monastic communties of New Skete, Christmas issue no.8) Right click and select "view image" to get a better look. So now you know what really happen… more »

How Would I Know

12/24/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Buddhism
During some repetitous task at the seasonal job I got (and isn't every task in a warehouse repetitious for the temporary help), I was trying to keep sane by doing some informal Buddhist practice. Admittedly, all my practice has been informal of late, i… more »

Hungry

11/14/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Buddhism, Cooking
With all the crap that I'm working out in my head, I need a break and pure sitting meditation just hasn't been doing it for me. But cooking, that's an activity that demands concentration, have immediate gratification in smells, warmth, and anticipation… more »

Patience Through Interconnection

10/13/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Buddhism
As I struggle with my internal disappointments, I have noticed that I constantly look outside for the reasons, for the lynchpins that spark my basic lousy attitude. Intellectly I know that it is just me lying to myself, but how to avoid projecting it o… more »

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