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A New Good Life

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell,” wrote Edward Abby.   The last couple of days, I’ve been reading the unbound  pages of a new book by John Robbins, author of the mega bestseller, Diet for a New America.    As many people in cyberspace know, Robbins was the heir apparent […]

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Who’ll Stop the Rain?

Big Nor’ Easter this weekend!  We lost power like so many others, and in the midst of it all we had a visit from Parabola’s West Coast editor Richard Whittaker and his wife Rue.  When we first lost power on Saturday, we met them in a restaurant which had a festive inn or mead hall […]

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Saturdays in Kuan Yin Hall

Over the past year,  I’ve been driving up to Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, New York, many Saturday mornings, to meditate and take instruction in some of the suttas (or sutras in Sanskrit) of the Pali Canon from the American-born Buddhist scholar monk Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi .  The crowd is delightfully diverse.  I’ve met there […]