A Non-Spoiler Non-Review

…watch the documentary. You will learn about what passes for justice for those in the under-class, and you may learn about your own biases.

Duck & Cover, Run-Hide-Fight

In A-bomb drills…all we did was line up, leave the classroom, and seat ourselves in orderly fashion along the walls of the corridors. I had no idea then, and still have no idea, how that would have helped us in a nuclear bombing.

People React to Being Called Beautiful (Video)

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:
How would you react to being called beautiful? Shea Glover, 18, from Chicago, captured the reactions of friends, fellow students and faculty as they were told she found them beautiful. The subjects, some of whom she knew, but most of whom she did not, had been told that Ms Glover…

Simple Gifts

Originally posted on A Thousand Finds:
What can I do to simplify my life? This is a surprisingly hard question to answer. On one hand, I feel like I’m always trying to simplify, but that other people are making it complicated. On the other hand, I feel like simplicity is not a big goal for me…

The Dignity of Working Class Life

Originally posted on velissima:
“The Master said, “A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.” (Analects 4.9)” ― Confucius When I look at popular culture today, I’m constantly amazed at how little poverty and working…

Autumn Haiku

I love autumn, and I love he Glitchy Artist’s autumn photos. I’ve been meditating this morning with my eyes softly focused on the leaf at the center of this image. Try it right now for three breaths, or five. Let this beautiful image take you to your true home.

you are enough.

Originally posted on Speaking of…:
Catching up on some sermon posting this week.  This was delivered 6/14/2015 Moment for All Ages http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kadbd3tCqc Sermon Turning on the TV the other day, my mood went from pleasant to grumpy to depressed in a five minute span. The show I’d turned on featured a family doing some amazing…

not giving god a name

Originally posted on dhamma footsteps:
The Buddha taught us that there is positive thinking and there is negative thinking. The most important thing is to stay above thinking.” [Phra Ajahn Jayasaro] (Thai text translation) POSTCARD #160: New Delhi: I feel sad that most children in the West don’t receive the same structured guidance or instruction,…

Buddhist monk named Pacem in Terris winner

A monk and spiritual leader of Buddhists from Vietnam and atound the world — Thich Nhat Hanh — is this year’s recipient of the Pacem in Terris Source: Buddhist monk named Pacem in Terris winner