Our bodies are impermanent. We already know this, but I don’t think too many people like to think about it. This morning a yogi friend of mine passed way from her second round of breast cancer. She was a good practitioner and a very solid member of our spiritual group. In the early 70s she lived with Yogi Bajhan where she learned her yoga. Every time someone near passes, and it … [Read more...] about Addiction and Impermanence
the 12-Step Buddhist
My first column on the 12 Steps as an Antidote to Narcissm on the Huffington Post got over 160 comments. After careful consideration and consultation, I decided on this follow-up article. Enjoy! Thank you to all of the readers out there, especially those who contributed to the lively discussion about the efficacy of the 12 Steps. I'll continue in the next post on some … [Read more...] about The 12 Steps: A Necessary But Not Sufficient Cause For Recovery
Take a peek inside with me! … [Read more...] about the 12-Step Buddhist is PRINTED!
The past century has seen a great many individuals undertake the daunting task of translating Buddhism to the West. The early philologists (Evans-Wentz, etc.) were hampered by the problems of translating religious texts they seemed to view as somehow equivalent to the Old and New Testament, believing that a somewhat faithful word for word translation would suffice. The result … [Read more...] about A Review of the 12-Step Buddhist by Scott Leiker, M.Ed.