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My Father’s House

“My father’s house has many mansions.”  I always loved this sentence from the Bible.  It is little like a Zen koan, a confounding statement that galvanizes the attention and makes we realize there is more to the truth and to reality than we think there is.  Truth unfolds. I remember hearing it when I was […]

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The First Easter Week Musing

This morning I went to funeral for a woman who died at 103-years-old.  It took place in a little, old Episcopal church in a bucolic, horse-country part of Westchester this morning, and the service for her was dignifed but brief and spare.  There were no personal stories, and only reading beside the classic offerings, psalm […]

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The Tail Light Lesson

I was tired on Sunday evening,  too tired to go out, let alone to drive down to Tarrytown to meditate at the fledgling Sunday evening insight meditation group at Yoga Shivaya.   And yet out I rushed, and I realize now that I was pushed out the door by memories and thoughts about what had […]

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In the Woods

Looking back, it seems that some unknown part of me–some questioning part deep in the heart rather than the answering part of the mind–was/is looking for a new direction, a way forward.  Some submerged and unknown part of me knew that it was time for a change. Recently, I mentioned being in England without a […]