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Celia Kozlowski
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Zen Sin
My blog post here a bit more than three years ago was a meditation on sin and Christianity . I concluded that sin was just the human tendency to f#%k things up, and one of Christianity's greatest gifts is offering humans a way through our screwups and back ...

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Coloring Mindfully
In June, five of Amazon's top-selling titles were Mindfulness/ adult coloring books (or colouring-in books, if you are of the British persuasion). The Independent , the Huffington Post  and other online and traditional publications have reviewed their favor...

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It's been almost two years in the making... 

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On Human Nature, Bots, Grace, and a Few Good Pigs
It's depressing to listen to the news and arrive yet again at the conclusion that war and violence seem fundamental to humanity. Maybe it's The Way of Nature, a theme I mentioned at the start of this blog (echoing the opening lines from The Tree of Life  fi...

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I've added another poem to my page of mindfulness-meditation poems. The new addition (bottom of the page) is Tamara Madison's "What Now is Like."

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Poems: Mindfulness in a Nutshell
At the end of our Mindfulness class, our teacher, Miranda Bevis, would read a poem. These convey succinctly and powerfully what Mindfulness is about.  This first section of this web page provides copies or links to the Mindfulness poems from my 8-week mindf...

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I reserve the right to flipflop on this for another decade or so, as the science evolves...

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Potentially Positive News for Cultivating Compassion
Just in time for the Christmas season  ... some more evidence that it may be possible to teach people to be more compassionate. I looked at this idea in a previous post , and pretty much concluded that, as much as I WANTED to believe it was true, the eviden...

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Boring Rocks and Amazing Spiritual Encounters
The blindingly frustrating, yet brilliant thing about Jesus is that, while he gives us hints on how to live our lives, he is largely inexplicit on details -- even when it comes to something as important as what his church should be like. I was reminded of t...

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post by our neighbor, Guy the vintner -- the male half of Smith & Evans. We are anxiously awaiting the release of the latest vintage as well as the sparkling wine from 2012 grapes.
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