The best definition of addiction and recovery I’ve ever seen:

The best definition of addiction and recovery I’ve ever seen:

Addiction is the repetitive process of habitually satisfying cravings to avoid, change, or control the seemingly unbearable conditions of the present moment. This process of craving and indulgence provides short-term relief but causes long-term harm. It is almost always a…

STEPHEN LEVINE  July 17, 1937 – January 17, 2016

STEPHEN LEVINE July 17, 1937 – January 17, 2016

I first read A Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine on a long flight.  Wherever I went it was long enough to consume his entire story in one sitting.  Soon after I found my way through everything he wrote. Years later…

How we perpetuate unhappiness

How we perpetuate unhappiness

We all know people who seem addicted to unhappiness.  They seem to constantly perpetuate it and the more they try, the more they get screwed.  From the outside I observe them and wonder why they can’t see what I see…..

Don’t become a Buddhist.  Become a Buddha.

Don’t become a Buddhist. Become a Buddha.

When people ask me if I’m a Buddhist, I try so hard to not cringe.  God I hate labels so much.  Even if the vast majority of my practice lands within a Buddhist label, I simply can’t accept being categorized…