Om Mani Padme Hum

Recently, on a trip to India with my girlfriend I went to a state known as Sikkim, a small Himalayan kingdom which joined the republic in 1975.  The culture is very different than the rest of India, with Tibetan Buddhism being the predominant religion and significantly more Tibetan, Nepali, and Chinese influence overall.  It was…

Why I want to be a gibbon

I’d like to start by saying that I’m sorry that I’ve written so many editorials and no poetry lately. I’ve been spending some time consciously pondering what several concepts mean to me.  An important one is the idea of growing up. When we are children we tend to idealize adults, the beginning of the path…

Minimalism

The concept of minimalism is something which is very important to me, in the form of a necessary maximization of efficiency.  Efficiency for what?  The two main situations where minimalism matters most in my mind are: The way we lead our physical life, and The way we treat our creations. The first is the more…

Ahimsa

Somethings I’ve been thinking about lately are the nature and the real karmic manifestation of the multiple flutters of subconscious violence present in most people’s mind on a daily basis.  Sparked by conversations I’ve had with some people to whom the eastern concept of ahimsa, or non-violence, is important to, I’ve realized how much subconscious violence works against…

65 million things

Everyday life in the modern world involves 65 million things to care about. This is true wherever there is internet really but New York City not the least of places.  Buzzfeed and facebook beg for our attention with stories about last weeks terrorist attack, the prospects of curing Hungtington’s disease, joblessness in rural Michigan, and…

Forward

Impermenance is our nature Permenance is our aim If we see God in the present It is all the same.

10000 things

On a cool, sprinkling evening amidst the spring I have my cards, my goals, my head, my core. But entropy ensues and ennui subdues without 10,000 things. Dont forget the snake, the rooster, the boar. Paintings woven of years of dark, heavy hued traditions. Remind me of my anger, my excess, my disconnect. For if…