Tag Archives: Buddhism

Rancholivo at last

by cheri sabraw Buddhist masters sit still on cushioned floors, inhaling and exhaling, practicing the art of nothingness. They attempt to disentangle their minds from thought and desire, from attachment and emotion. In their linen robes, they forsake the material … Continue reading

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Tibetan wisdom of looking in

  by cheri sabraw I’v been re-reading The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. This time around, I have taken with me a little piece of carry-on luggage that opens easily. Inside, a piece of weathered parchment is inscribed with … Continue reading

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The Present Moment

by cheri block Yoga has taught me to push my mind back to the present moment every time it strays. I find this effort rewarding but challenging. Staying in the present moment is experiential; that is, we guide ourselves into, … Continue reading

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If your life were a book

by cheri block We all have a life story. It has a plot and subplots, many settings, and a host of characters. Most of us like to focus on our life theme. We might remember ourselves in this way: My … Continue reading

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