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The Patchwork Philosophy

The Patchwork Philosophy

By Laura Garren The Buddha teaches us that existence is suffering, and the cause of suffering is desire. In other words, we cannot escape suffering because we exist. We cannot escape desire, because we exist. What to do? The answer for each person is as unique as that person, I think, but we can all […]

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Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

Today started out just like any other… to do list, kids to school, shrubs to trim and off to work (at my alternate job as a tutor for a local elementary school).  I pick up my first student and we decide to go to the library first when what do I hear, but an announcement […]

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Forgivishness

Forgivishness

“Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having a different past.” ~Jack Kornfield talk on Gratitude from Zen Cast How many times have we thought or said one of the following:  If only my dad/ mom had done ______. If only my spouse hadn’t ____________.  All I really want him / her to do is […]

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