Stone Still

If you look deeply into the photograph, civilization is within the rock. We human beings are part of nature, part of rock/stone, contained within it, not separate from it! See! Photo taken at Toronto Lakeshore. Look and see the CN Tower within the stone, feel the stone within us, solid and still. Stone is part…

Sitting with Buddha

Sitting with myself post a weekend retreat at a Dharma Centre set deep in the splendid wild. Among the teachings was Compassion. Compassion is an action. Loving kindness is a feeling. We develop compassion with skill and means. How could I ever imagine being compassionate with anyone before I learned the skill and found the…

Listen with Your Heart

Last month, I was witness to the murder of a dear friend I have known for just over a year and a half. My friend lived in the backyard of the house behind my apartment building. Every morning we would commune in silence, listening to the birds and the sounds of the city awakening. The…