Speed

[At this point a nurse showed up, interrupting our talk. Although he was only sixty-five {Jean-Paul} Sartre was already suffering from all the amphetamines he had taken his whole adult life and needed to receive…

Forever on the Alert

I’ve known Pat Geier  almost 40 years.  Not two months into the pandemic, we began Zooming on Fridays, then added Mondays, and before too long were immersed in reading and discussing the works of French…

This Is It !

My friend who is a Buddhist said once after coming out of a meditation retreat, “The colors were so much more vibrant afterward.” Her meditation teacher said, “When you are present, the world is truly…

Slowing Down

Eknath Easwaran, Take Your Time: Finding Balance in a Hurried World This book reminds me of something Thomas Merton believed: “The spiritual life is simple, but not easy.” Even though many people in the U.S….

Teachers

Dear Simone, As much as I love to read, I think if we only had was Easwaran’s translation of the Dhammapada, Schmidt’s book on Dipa Ma, and Knaster’s book on Munindra, we’d have enough teaching,…

Worth Reading

Dear Irina, Here are some books that may speak to a few of your questions, interests,  and enthusiasms.  I’ll send more later on if you want…. Mark   Daniel Berrigan, Isaiah: Spirit of Courage, Gift…