a buddhist carnival – first 2009 edition!

welcome to the buddhist blog carnival! sometimes, rather than a carnival, i would like to call it a caravan. i’ve always liked camels, what can i say … poem: man is not our enemy we always start off with a poem. here is one by thich nhat hanh, presented by change the dream promise me,… Continue reading a buddhist carnival – first 2009 edition!

buddhist carnival – december 2008 edition, part 2

here is part 2 of this month’s buddhist carnival. part 1 can be found here. balance one of the things that attract me so strongly to buddhism is the idea of moderation and balance. i love the story of the buddha attaining enlightenment not through his years of asceticism but after accepting a modest drink… Continue reading buddhist carnival – december 2008 edition, part 2

buddhist carnival – december 2008 edition, part 1

merry christmas! you know what’s funny? by 1992, i had pretty much foresworn elaborate christmas celebrations, and was quite happy with it. that’s the year i met my husband. now he grew up in a buddhist household. “yay, a bonus!” i thought. and yes, definitely, i’m very lucky to have married into that family. but… Continue reading buddhist carnival – december 2008 edition, part 1

november buddhist carnival, part 2

here’s part 2 of this month’s buddhist carnival. thoughts … thank you! gigablonde offers making peace with meditation, something i can relate to very well. she opens up space for a whole new relationship with meditation through principles of jack kornfield’s buddhist meditation for beginners. meet whatever arises with kindness and balance and wisdom …… Continue reading november buddhist carnival, part 2

1 year of buddhist carnival!

welcome, welcome, welcome! this is the 12th edition of the buddhist carnival – one year of a monthly celebration of bloggers who write about buddhism. as usual, i’ll post it in two parts. it occurred to me a while ago that there is something decidedly un-buddhist or at least un-zen in a buddhist post that’s… Continue reading 1 year of buddhist carnival!

october 2008 buddhist carnival, part 2

here is part 2 of the october 2008 buddhist carnival. you can find the first part here, where we focused exclusively on posts that discuss poverty in a buddhist context. vipassana no. 1: this, too i’ve been “enjoying my breath” on the regular four times a week for almost a year. i say hello to… Continue reading october 2008 buddhist carnival, part 2

september buddhist carnival part 2

hello friends, i’m back with part 2 of the buddhist carnival. part 1 is here. the last one had a pretty clear theme – delusions and illusions. this one is a bit more all over the place except for the first two pieces, they have something in common. they’re a bit crude. meditation rant new… Continue reading september buddhist carnival part 2

september buddhist carnival – the delusion edition

one of the first pieces of information i came across this morning, before breakfast yet, was the the stock market disaster today. a bit of nervousness wanted to creep in. how good to remember that the fears that can be aroused by such events are made of illusion, and that the stability that we all… Continue reading september buddhist carnival – the delusion edition