The Cheshire Cat as Monk or Nun

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The Basic Renunciation +++At Heart Mountain Monastery our basic “renunciation practice” is to renounce crabbiness, unhappiness, worry, ill-at-ease-ness. We intuit that the ideal daily life of a contemporary monk or a nun is a life of joy, of peace and …

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WHY BE A MONK OR A NUN

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Lately, I’ve been happy being a monk. In fact, when telemarketers call, and start in on their spiel, I often politely interrupt and tell  the economically enslaved person on the other end of the line,  “Sorry, friend, we are monks and …

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The “Muddy I” Inquiry

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Was hiking in the hills (through the mud) with some friends a day or so ago, and as friends and hikers are want to do, ended up talking about the bigger picture.  One thread led to another and, as we …

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Why On Earth a MONASTERY HERE IN 2018?

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“The metaphor is probably the most fertile power possessed by man.”                                                            …

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How to Stop Smoking in 15 Easy Years

  Yay, it’s here!   After threatening to write this book for many decades, How to Stop Smoking in 15 Easy Years— A Slacker’s Guide to Final Freedom arrived on my doorstep this week. Twenty copies!   I’m tickled with this book. In …

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