Andrew Furst

What Is The Jewel In The Lotus? – Dialectic Two Step

Posted by in Dialectic Two-Step, Writings

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s) What Is The Jewel In The Lotus? The jewel  is our indestructible Buddha Nature. Of course this is a terrible answer. I’ve merely replaced one symbol with another. At the heart of this enigmatic symbolism is the paradox of an unchanging foundation of thusness in non-dual union with an ever evolving and unfolding universe. The jewel – sometimes thought of as awareness – Tibetan: rigpa The lotus – the unfolding world of our perceptions Om Mani Padme Hung Mani – Jewel Padme – Lotus Hum…read more

Sanderson Falls – A Two Minute Meditation

Posted by in Meditation Videos, Meditations, Nature, Waterfalls

Sanderson Falls Some beautiful slow motion footage of Sanderson Falls in Chester-Blandford State Forest. Just watch and enjoy. I have nothing more to add. If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Minute Meditations is an ongoing series of short videos, poems, and commentary intended as a meditation.  Offered as an opportunity to step back from your cyber routine and settle into a more natural rhythm, if only for a minute. Get Each Month’s Minute Meditations In Your Email Box Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew…read more

The Mountain – Levon Helm – Sunday Morning Coming Down

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The Mountain – Levon Helm From his second to last album. My son came home with this song from New Mexico.  A new standard to the songlist. Sunday Morning Coming Down is an ongoing music  video series.  The songs fit my definition of music for a lazy couch bound Sunday morning. Get Each Week’s Sunday Morning Coming Down In Your Email Box If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. The Mountain by  Levon Helm I was born on this mountain a long long time ago Before they knocked down the timber…read more

Making A Comeback? – Say What?

Posted by in Cartoons, Say What?

If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Say What?  is an ongoing series of laconic exchanges on Buddhism in the format of a comic strip.  Get Each Month’s “Say What?” Comic In Your Email Box Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst

Meditations on Gratitude – Family

Posted by in Meditations, Meditations on Gratitude

Grammy Our gratitude for family is often complicated.   It’s a mixed bag of appreciation and contradictory emotions. This blend is the product of proximity. We are witness to the best and worst of our close family members.  One thing that can be said is that gratitude towards family is complex and authentic. My grandmother is a perfect example.  A strong conservative woman who grew up in the depression, she threw herself at problems and into personal battles. She spoke her mind and was abundantly kind. She had powerful prejudices yet…read more

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