“What? You can’t be serious. That is completely dumb and dangerous. Who do you think you are? Over my dead body you’re doing that. Just go on your course.”

There is no one like my wife to knock me off a cloud and cut through my bullshit. …


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Whenever this finds you (or you find it), I promise that it’s a particularly good time for this discussion. Whether you’re unbalanced from personal relationships, family, elections, pandemics, natural disasters, or unfairness, there is a way to get…


As I turned the corner to enter the inn’s grounds, suddenly, a man confronted me and started screaming in my face. I was shocked and disoriented. I was minding my own business, plainly dressed and quiet, returning from an enjoyable sunset beach walk in quiet, family friendly vacation locale with…


It can be overwhelming to think about the unfairness of life, the complexity of its problems, the impossibility of solutions, and the ignorance, irrationality, pettiness and selfishness of humans, myself included. But it helps to remember dhamma centers, places that make sense. Places that seem too good to be true…


As I write this, we’re currently going through the most universal crisis of our time. We’ve all been affected by COVID-19 and we’re all facing great uncertainty. If you’re reading this post-pandemic, congrats on surviving(!) and, as a bonus, this guide will still be useful.

While it’s not a panacea…


I ask for your patience because, if you’re at all like me, you will initially find this topic to be dopey and hokey. If someone sent me an article with “lovingkindness” in the title, I would smirk and then delete before opening. …


This wasn’t planned. I’m a reader, not a writer. A critic, not a creator.

OK, I know how to write. I wrote a dissertation. I write a lot of emails to friends. I’m a master of writing acerbic histrionic yet somehow witty and charming complaints to customer service departments. But…

David Cohen

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