Leonard Cohen Awarded Knighthood, Sainthood

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“Death is not extinguishing the light. It is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” – Rabindranath Tagore When those of us living at Heart Mountain Monastery heard the news of Brother Leonard’s passing, we asked the …

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Why We Drink Beer and Smoke Bud: the Big Mind

Had a few monks over after work on Friday to drink some beer, smoke a little herb and play bocce ball. (All three of these are legal recreations, here in Colorado.) Last year in my back yard I put in …

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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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