Consciousness

A dream within a dream, Edgar Allen Poe eat your heart out!

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Amid the dream of impassioned delusions where I met my harrowing vision of fear and loss; that my soul was cast upon the sea of chaos.  No stillness in waters as I was plunged to...

Life is Here Ready or Not

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“I’m not sure I’m ready for this”, my friend said. Life’s roller coaster was in full pull and now here was an unexpected opportunity for something good. He had been through a lot the...

Loving Intentions

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In my Near-Death Experience my soul family of light beings and I re-experienced my life in what is commonly called the life review. The Love and the Life Review were the most life altering...

The World Dances in Your Sabbath

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To purify the world, see the world as pure. Then act upon the pure world from the level of purified vision. To purify your vision, meditate. To meditate is to immerse one's heart in absolute...

New Translations of Poems by Kabir

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In The Target is Behind the Sky (Fifty Poems of Kabir) Sunil Uniyal brings to life the poems or “utterances” of the Hindi mystic Kabir.The translations beautifully evoke Kabir’s imaginative yet down-to-earth writings and...

Unmeditate

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Close your eyes and repose in the space of not meditating; the deepest samadhi is simply to watch. Your gaze is bigger than anything you gaze upon; this is absolution and remission of sins. So watchfully...

Climate Change Requires Consciousness Change

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To paraphrase Mark Twain, everyone talks about climate change but no one does anything about it. No one, particularly those in power, wants to make the necessary sacrifices. The latest round of international negotiations...

Pondering Dogen and Proust

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Recently I interviewed the novelist and Zen Buddhist prist, Ruth Ozeki, on the occasion of the publication of her new book, A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING. I made a commitment to myself to...

Zoe’s Lesson on Karma

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Sometimes people ask me about karma and how to know when a karmic lesson is in play. (Sidebar: I chose the word ‘play’ deliberately.  Even karmic lessons can be viewed through a playful lens.  Why...

As Inside So Outside: the Universe in You

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On September 25, 2012, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a photo which shows the farthest view of the universe ever seen. The photo, called XDF for eXtreme Deep Field, was taken by the...