Tag Archives: Joy

Beyond the Dream of a White Christmas

Fantasies of “White Christmases, just like the ones we used to know,” are everywhere. Each of us raised in and around the climate of Christmas Celebrations is susceptible to feeling harassed by the memories, both good and bad, of Christmas … Continue reading

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What Makes it a “New Year?” And Who Determines that it is “Happy?”

This thought was originally posted on January 10, 2014 and it still seems relevant. While New Year’s Day is an arbitrarily agreed upon point in the calendar of days, the “meaning” of it was brought to mind by the many … Continue reading

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What Makes it a “New Year?” And Who Determines that it is “Happy?”

This thought was originally posted on January 10, 2014 and it still seems relevant. While New Year’s Day is an arbitrarily agreed upon point in the calendar of days, the “meaning” of it was brought to mind by the many … Continue reading

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Giving

This is the season of gift giving. When gifts are given and received there is often an underlying dynamic that boils down to the formula: Giving = Getting. In giving there is often something wanted in return – even if … Continue reading

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It was Joy, not Suffering that Enlightened the Buddha

Public television is airing a two hour documentary on the Buddha that is highly recommended for anyone interested in joy, enlightenment, the end of suffering and truth realization. It is beautifully produced with delightful graphics that enhance the story. The … Continue reading

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