spirituality Archive

  • My son and I have been watching old episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood lately. It’s much easier than I realized to get engrossed in the land of make-believe and film […]

    It’s such a good feeling

    My son and I have been watching old episodes of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood lately. It’s much easier than I realized to get engrossed in the land of make-believe and film […]

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  • I have become an aficionado of science documentaries; a connoisseur of Cosmos, a knower of Nova and a devotee of the Discovery Channel. Because space remains the iron core of […]

    Constructing immortality

    I have become an aficionado of science documentaries; a connoisseur of Cosmos, a knower of Nova and a devotee of the Discovery Channel. Because space remains the iron core of […]

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  • I used to bristle when someone told me, “I will pray for you.” It seemed presumptuous. Who were they praying to? And how did they know that their God had […]

    Like a prayer

    I used to bristle when someone told me, “I will pray for you.” It seemed presumptuous. Who were they praying to? And how did they know that their God had […]

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  • When I went out East in August, I was beginning to feel lighter. I felt invisible at BlogHer, but that was mainly because you have to work so hard to […]

    Invisible

    When I went out East in August, I was beginning to feel lighter. I felt invisible at BlogHer, but that was mainly because you have to work so hard to […]

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  • I once worked with a woman who gave elaborate thespian phone performances. Not the nasty $2.99 per minute kind, but plenty that had the undertow of a more genuine nastiness. […]

    The art of not knowing everything

    I once worked with a woman who gave elaborate thespian phone performances. Not the nasty $2.99 per minute kind, but plenty that had the undertow of a more genuine nastiness. […]

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  • I’m really not a good Buddhist, or technically even actually a Buddhist. I have sung the Refuge prayer in spirit dozens of times but never taken it in formal ceremony. […]

    A place to be silent

    I’m really not a good Buddhist, or technically even actually a Buddhist. I have sung the Refuge prayer in spirit dozens of times but never taken it in formal ceremony. […]

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  • This opening prayer for the inaugural festivities, given by Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, was left out of the broadcast yesterday, apparently due to a miscommunication between Obama’s planning committee and […]

    A poignant, uncomfortable prayer

    This opening prayer for the inaugural festivities, given by Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, was left out of the broadcast yesterday, apparently due to a miscommunication between Obama’s planning committee and […]

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  • I believed in karma long before I knew the word. I imagined it as though it was a cosmic superhero, capable of righting all injustices. It’s also known by the […]

    Karma bombing

    I believed in karma long before I knew the word. I imagined it as though it was a cosmic superhero, capable of righting all injustices. It’s also known by the […]

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  • (Image: A sculptural representation of Milarepa). When Declan was about four months old, I took a rare evening to myself so I could attend a teaching by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso […]

    The origin of the name Tiny Mantras

    (Image: A sculptural representation of Milarepa). When Declan was about four months old, I took a rare evening to myself so I could attend a teaching by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso […]

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  • This is part of what I wrote for my son for his welcoming ceremony last weekend. I believe all children should be raised with their own mythology: I want to […]

    The story of my son

    This is part of what I wrote for my son for his welcoming ceremony last weekend. I believe all children should be raised with their own mythology: I want to […]

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