A Dharma Glimpse – Ti Sarana

This is a dharma glimpse that I originallyed presented on 5/24/2020 as a participant in the Lay Ministry Program of the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism. This month marks two years since I participated in a Ti Sarana Confirmation Ceremony with a Bright Dawn Lay Minister, Levi Shinyo Sensei. I initially stumbled upon SenseiContinue reading “A Dharma Glimpse – Ti Sarana”

A Brief Thought on Oneness

Throughout countless streams of Buddhism, spiritual practice and secular society in general, there persists an inclination that all are one, all is the same. At times, this leads to the desire for folks to repress whatever they may feel sets them apart as themselves, instead opting for a stone-faced demeanor out of the desire forContinue reading “A Brief Thought on Oneness”

A Dharma Glimpse – A Change of Perspective

This is a dharma glimpse that I originallyed presented on 4/12/2020 as a participant in the Lay Ministry Program of the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism. At the time I was preparing to leave the couch in the living room to come and write this dharma glimpse, I looked at the clock and foundContinue reading “A Dharma Glimpse – A Change of Perspective”

The Perspective of a Person of Faith During Social Distancing

If there was ever a time for us to seek out new or alternate ways to remain connected with each other, now is the time with the current worldwide situation with Covid-19 or the Coronavirus. One facet of change that is hitting close to home for many of us relates to our beloved houses ofContinue reading “The Perspective of a Person of Faith During Social Distancing”

A Dharma Glimpse: One’s Caution is Another’s Suffering

This is a Dharma Glimpse that I originally presented on 3/15/20 as a participant in the Lay Ministry program of the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism. At the time I am sitting down to write this, we continue to hear of various restrictions or regulations being set in place with the goal in mindContinue reading “A Dharma Glimpse: One’s Caution is Another’s Suffering”

A Brief Thought from a Buddhist Who Eats Meat

Today at the local Unitarian Universalist congregation, we heard a sermon that spoke to the various ethical issues that come with the treatment of various types of animals. Of course, a subtopic at the center here is the observance of vegetarianism and veganism, something which is espoused by countless people for varying religious or ethicalContinue reading “A Brief Thought from a Buddhist Who Eats Meat”

Mindfulness of Chocolate

Earlier this morning (February 2, 2020) I attended the local Unitarian Universalist congregation where I am a member. I had the opportunity to participate in a meditative practice which left me with a takeaway that I’d like to share with those who check out our blog. At the beginning of this practice we were invitedContinue reading “Mindfulness of Chocolate”

A Dharma Glimpse: Right Driving

This is a Dharma Glimpse that I originally presented on 1/26/20 as a participant in the Lay Ministry program of the Bright Dawn Center of Oneness Buddhism. I’ve been a School Bus Driver for going on three years now. Prior to our relocation to Hagerstown, MD back in July, my wife and I lived inContinue reading “A Dharma Glimpse: Right Driving”