Monthly Archives: October 2011

Becoming Reacquainted With Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism

  Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism Summer 1980 It was lonely at first. Carin was living in Scotland’s Findhorn commune. Her parents were excited over the idea. (Actually, I think they were just happy to scurry their daughter away form me, a … Continue reading

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Our Beliefs About Realty Are Approximations

Animals were once, for all of us, teachers. They instructed us in ways of being and perceiving that extended our imaginations. We watched them make their way through the intricacies of their lives with wonder and with awe. Petrified Wood … Continue reading

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Questioning The Constraining Aspect Of Experience

Deep silence of the candle as an abyss of desire Like rivers stream forward and then back again To feel the favor of death – it is godlike feeling Psychology 735 Paper Our beliefs about realty are not `wrong,’ they’re … Continue reading

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Dissolving Into The Opening Of What Is

Psychology 735 Summer ‘79 Kum Nye In Kum Nye practice there were three stages of unfoldment. In the first stage an increased familiarity with body, thoughts, feeling, and emotions occurred. Observing the levels of mind and the mechanism of our … Continue reading

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Ancient song Call me home Let me flow without time Let me see in the light Let me sound in the deep Let me soar in the Silence …of the Ancient Voice Psychology 735 Summer `79 My how time gets … Continue reading

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To The Good, Better, Divine In All Of Us –SALUTE

Whispers of the north Soon I will go forth To that wild and barren land Where nature takes its course Whispers of the wind Soon I will be there again Bound with a wild and restless drive That pulls me … Continue reading

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Life Is Sweet, Goodbyes Are Tough

Lead, South Dakota Oct. 25, 1979 After a breakfast of campfire eggs and bacon, Carin and I headed back to Michigan. By late afternoon we pulled into the campground at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains. It was located … Continue reading

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Mt. Teewinot Magic Comes Through Again

Teton National Park Sept. ’79 After Madison, we drove down to the Teton Mountains, just south of the south Yellowstone entrance. The weather remained good, but at Colter Bay Campground it was a little crowded for my taste anyway. The … Continue reading

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Hot Spring Soaking With Tennessee Boys

Yellowstone National Park Sept. `79 Leaving the upper north corner of Yellowstone, we drove over to Yellowstone Canyon and then to Yellowstone Falls. We camped at Norris Junction. The falls and canyon were absolutely fantastic—a must see. At the campground, … Continue reading

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Nursing Blisters

Small piece of the petrified wood found while hiking—leaning up against the Native American vase in the shrine above Yellowstone National Park Sept. `79 We had band-aids, but her blisters were too large. She spent the first day soaking her … Continue reading

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