Waking from the Dream of Time

Recently, I’ve taken up practices associated with a book I’ve long been interested in, Time Space Knowledge (Tarthang Tulku). This happens every few years actually, that I begin anew with the book as though opening up forgotten passageways between ‘my’ world and a sometimes hidden other place… not as an act of will but asContinue reading “Waking from the Dream of Time”

true form

I’ve finally reached the point in therapy where we talk about present challenges. Although up to now there has been present application, such as talking about work life and not allowing mental “issues” to undo or undermine present intentions, almost always we end up back with childhood conditioning and trauma. We mostly acknowledge those things,Continue reading “true form”

One year-ish later…

My goodness, it’s been nearly a year since I’ve written here! Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised, but I didn’t mean to drop the blog altogether. Whisper: I’ve written a journal which amounts to a small book in that time (roughly 50,000 words now), mischievously titled How to be Estranged. I may share pieces of itContinue reading “One year-ish later…”

On the turning away…

Having drained my storehouse of podcasts while home during peak pandemic, I went searching and remembered Buddhist Geeks, a modern, techie philosophical podcast I let drop years ago, in favor of a more Vajrayana focus. They’re still going, talking about psychedelics a lot (which many seem to be doing, almost as much as bitcoin), butContinue reading “On the turning away…”

all the little things

When I first came out of therapy, I had the sense it had been a mere stepping stone to the higher way of meditation. Whereas therapy would leave me drained and sad, contemplative study generally elevated my outlook and stirred innate playfulness. I laughed more, felt as though everything ordered itself into a friendlier context.Continue reading “all the little things”