Zen and the Art of Zuzu

Zen and the Art of Zuzu

Last week I took my car in for its 36,000-mile checkup. “Looks brand new!” Mark the technician said as he did his initial walk-around. “Yeah,” I smiled. “I take good care of her.” An hour later, checkup complete, his words of wisdom were simple, “Whatever you’re...

Puglia, Italy Retreat 2022 with Jurian and David

La Rosa dei 4 Venti chapel 2019 La Rosa dei 4 Venti trulli La Rosa dei 4 Venti sunset Online Sangha The Gang 2022 Locorotondo La Rosa poppy field Ready to eat Cactus in bloom La Rosa dei 4 Venti Buon Appetito! Matera Thoughtful in Matera Polignano a Mare Polignano a...
One Bag of Trash

One Bag of Trash

In last Friday’s Berkshire Eagle, I happened to see a short letter to the editor. Six sentences total, it read, essentially, “In honor of Earth Day, please join me in picking up litter.” I have fond memories of trash pick-up adventures with my dad when I was a little...
Thanks, a Poem by W.S. Merwin

Thanks, a Poem by W.S. Merwin

These days, when there are seemingly endless paths to bitterness, I am thankful when I am able to say, “thank you.” Thanks – W.S. Merwin Listen with the night falling we are saying thank you we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings we...
Love, Actually

Love, Actually

Gautama Buddha said… “Live in joy, in love, even among those who hate. Live in joy, in health, even among the afflicted. Live in joy, in peace, even among the troubled. Look within. Be still, free from the fear and attachment. Know the sweet joy of living...