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The delusion of grandeur - the hardest to release.
Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor tradition; nor rumor; nor what is in a scripture; nor surmise; nor axiom; nor specious reasoning; nor bias towards one's beliefs; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.
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Being an "ordinary being" isn't so bad after all. 
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Happy 2013 to all the Average Buddhists!
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Stop by to visit my book review of "A New Myth for America" by fellow Google+er James Hilgendorf. Enjoy!
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A word to the wise about attachment during the holiday season!
Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor tradition; nor rumor; nor what is in a scripture; nor surmise; nor axiom; nor specious reasoning; nor bias towards one's beliefs; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.
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Nobody sends me Bodhi Day cards, and I don't force them to wish me a happy one. I think we're seeing the "Tyranny of the Majority" at work a lot these days. It's all based in being threatened, and all that is another case of "I, I, I." I can't understand how a siege mentality develops in some people, other than by the abstraction of fear, and as you say, clinging to "I'm right!"

We'll have a tree, it will have a Buddha under it and lights on it. And the house will have a "holiday" scent to it. No problem, no territory being threatened, only "Inhale, ah, smile."

I do draw the line at chanting "Little Drummer Boy" to the beat of a Moktak however.
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A few words on why the Average Buddhist has been so quiet lately...
Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor tradition; nor rumor; nor what is in a scripture; nor surmise; nor axiom; nor specious reasoning; nor bias towards one's beliefs; nor upon another's seeming ability; nor upon the consideration, 'The monk is our teacher.
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Yes, truly like yin-yang, I suppose. Still the balance seems off more than ever.
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New Average Buddhist blog post:
Saving the world? It's not all about you! (or me either...)
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Recognizing our interconnectedness is key to creating a society where lovingkindness is common and mass violence is rare. We're not there yet. Could we be?
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I'm happy to share my first post on the Progressive Buddhism Blog! Enjoy!
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New Average Buddhist blog post: 
Mindfulness and the phenomenon of "idiot" compassion.
A conundrum that has always intrigued me is the way in which things we do in our desire to help people, can sometimes cause more suffering than if we had done nothing at all. In The Average Buddhist E...
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Many times I find walking meditation more effective than sitting meditation.
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I'm in Mass where there are lots small places to take day hikes. It is conducive to a meditative state. Especially in the fall surrounded by the colors and the crutch of leaves and pine needles under foot.
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Catching craving! shedding shenpa! Well, it's a goal any way...
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I’m just an average American Buddhist; not particularly enlightened, but just exploring what it means to be a Buddhist lay person.

In my professional life, I am a voice & singing teacher and voice specialized speech-language pathologist. I’ve done the major academic medical center thing. 
Now I’m in private practice. 

I have a very strong spiritual connection to the voice and to humanity as a collection of energetic beings – yet I find myself consistently discouraged by our behavior and the energetic pollution we invite into ourselves.

Stay well and remember – no feeling is final!

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Finished the book "The Average Buddhist Explores the Dharma"
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Writer, singing teacher and voice pathologist
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