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Oct 19, 2014: Milarepa Ösel Chö Dzong, Happy Valley, TN

Many thanks to Samantha Medina for sharing thisbeautiful photo taken at Milarepa Ösel Chö Dzongin Happy Valley, TN on Oct 19, 2014.

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“Without Surface or Shadows” by Brian Carniello

“Without Surface or Shadows”by Brian Carniello All of these things and the world of mind, too, Shadows and objects: there’s so much I do. When grasping is done, without delight or desire, Objects are shadows, and all shadows retire. No … Continue reading

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Theragāthā 5.3 Girimānanda

Theragāthā 5.3Girimānanda The sky rains, like a beautiful song. My little hut is roofed and pleasant; Sheltered from the wind, I dwell there peacefully: So rain, O sky, if you wish. The sky rains, like a beautiful song. My little … Continue reading

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Oct 8, 2014: “Blood Moon” & the Sunsphere in Knoxville

“A total lunar eclipse spawns a “blood moon” as it dips beneath the Sunsphere in Knoxville on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. During a total lunar eclipse, the moon is lit only by sunlight which has scattered through the Earth’s atmosphere, … Continue reading

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Oct 4, 2014: Saturday Evening Potluck Dinner & Movie

This Saturday, Oct 4, we will have a potluck dinner at LSLK starting at 7:00 pm,followed by our second movie night at LSLK starting at 8:00 pm! We will watch Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring. This is another wonderful … Continue reading

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Cypress Grove Nature Park – Jackson, TN

Cypress Grove Nature Park – Jackson, TNSeptember 24, 2014 Cypress Grove is a preserve for indigenous wildlife, waterfowl, plants and trees,and is a sanctuary for injured hawks, eagles, owls and other birds of prey. Justminutes from downtown Jackson and easily … Continue reading

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Sunrise from a Friend’s Porch, 22 Sept 2014

Many thanks to Leslie O’Tool for sharing the view of thismorning’s sunrise from her front porch.

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Engines of the Physical Universe

Contemplate these two engines of the physical universe. Now gently remove your attention from these engines of the physical universe to find thespiritual engines behind them. * * * Click HERE for Ajahn Punnadhammo’s instructions on voidness meditation,which starts with … Continue reading

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“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by Steve Romer

“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”by Steve Romer So when at last the trash is taken out And only the essential things remain, I then begin to lessen in my doubt Of who it is that lives behind my name. Stripped of … Continue reading

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Perfect Effort Is No Effort

From a talk by Ajahn Punnadhammo of Arrow River Forest Hermitage, entitled “Simplicity And Purity,” (19:10-21:08): It takes an investment of energy to be distracted. Perfect meditation is completely at ease. There is no strain. Perfect effort is no effort. … Continue reading

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