God Exists in the Spaces Between Us
God Exists in the Spaces Between Us

4 minute read

As the Trump regime continues to challenge the rule of law, the future of American Democracy itself hangs in the balance. But we must never lose hope. Americans are nothing if not resilient. [ Read More... ]

A Gatha on Tea
A Gatha on Tea

less than 1 minute read

We can be mindful with everything we do. Here is a Gatha that I found from Thich Nhat Hanh in regards to taking a sip of tea. [ Read More... ]

Call Me by My True Names
Call Me by My True Names

2 minute read

This past Tuesday, I went to my usual Sangha meeting of the Open Heart Sangha. And the facilitator decided to talk to us about non-judgment. Specifically avoiding feeling superior, feeling inferior or even felling equal to someone. To realize equanimity. Everyone is equal. Everyone is the same in the spirit....[ Read More... ]

Deer Park Retreat
Deer Park Retreat

12 minute read

The biggest takeaway that I have from the Sangha Meeting is that everyone has the same issues that I do. I don’t have to go through my emotional pain alone. I can let it go, return it to the earth and know that I have a community that is all...[ Read More... ]

The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism
The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism

4 minute read

The more I study Buddhism, the more I realize I know nothing. I’ve been practicing mindfulness with Open Heart Sangha in San Diego twice per week. They practice in the tradition of Plum Village and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. [ Read More... ]

The 5th Mindfulness Training
The 5th Mindfulness Training

2 minute read

While this doesn’t directly relate to AA or Recovery, it definitely is in the same ballpark. And it really resonated with me. Particularly regarding some of my habits such as mindless consumption of food, eating out, social media and shopping with money I don’t have. [ Read More... ]

The 10 Grave Precepts
The 10 Grave Precepts

less than 1 minute read

My friend and I went to Temple last night. It was a pretty cool place to be on a Friday night. Who would have ever thought I’d be at church on a Friday rather than out drinking? [ Read More... ]

Help Me Sober Up

1 minute read

I heard this song for the first time yesterday when I was driving home from Joshua Tree. It really struck me as something I can relate to. [ Read More... ]

Paradigm Shift

2 minute read

This weekend was the first time that I’ve felt happier sober than inebriated. This was my fourth time to Joshua Tree, but by far the most magical. Being with my friend we got to do and see a lot more than I could with my Mom on previous trips. [ Read More... ]