Monking Around

The visit by the Drepung Monks has ended — at least in a temporal sense. But their visit is still with me in my thoughts. I am finding the experience to have “remnant effects” — as many experiences do; otherwise, experiences would not be either instructive or transformative. But there was something about their presence […]

Betrayal to Blessing

We often look upon relationships as either “good” or “bad”, “useful” or “wasted”. We might view them as constructive or destructive, fulfilling or detrimental, often determining their value by the pleasure we seem to derive from them. It’s only human nature to avoid those that seem to be bad, wasted, destructive or detrimental. Life is […]