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March 31, 2019

On Christmas Day, 2012 meditation teacher Allan Lokos and his wife were in a plane crash. Later, Lokos described the moment when he realized, as he struggled to escape the burning plane filling with black smoke, that his foot was caught on something and he could not mo...

March 24, 2019

“Let’s go check on people,” Dorothy said. I’d just met her the day before. A resident of Biloxi, Mississippi her house was a total loss after Hurricane Katrina. I was there with a medical mission from Toledo. What a delight it was when she, an African American Baptist...

March 18, 2019

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the title of Tara Brach’s book Radical Acceptance. Her focus in that work is mostly on how to accept oneself unconditionally, but I’ve been thinking more about how to accept life that way. My unspoken deal with life is usually some...

March 10, 2019

"Don't try to figure out suffering, Kev, it will drive you crazy," my Dad said to me several months into the illness that would eventually take him from us. In just the past week I've had several calls from people struggling with suffering that seems particularly "un-f...

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