Andrew Furst

Happy New Year – Say What?

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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.  Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human:

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Letters from a Father by Mona Van Duyn – Compass Songs

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Letters from a Father by Mona Van Duyn I Ulcerated tooth keeps me awake, there is such pain, would have to go to the hospital to have it pulled or would bleed to death from the blood thinners, but can’t leave Mother, she falls and forgets her salve and her tranquilizers, her ankles swell so and her bowels are so bad, she almost had a stoppage and sometimes what she passes is green as grass. There are big holes in my thigh where my leg brace buckles the size of…read more

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Peace Is Not Far Away – Apps for That

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I’ve started to expand my short meditation offerings to Insight Timer, home to more than 1,300,000 meditators, The timer is the top free meditation app on Android and iOS. I’ve been a member of that community for many years. I’m especially fond of the #virtualsangha group. This is a new variation on the theme that I’ve been producing for the last several years and requires a learning curve. I could use your help in a couple of ways. Go have a listen and provide some feedback on the meditation that…read more

The Best of 2016 Twitter Friends – Favorites

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Explore the word cloud image below to find my best 2016 twitter friends. Just click on the name to go to their twitter profile. THEN FOLLOW THEM. Created with Tagul.com @agnesbookbinder, @AmitayusX, @BennyFishall, @Berniemcg, @BetweenTheSun , @BevOpie , @buddhatree, @Buddhist68 , @Catherin03 , @dharmabum29 , @DrCLCampion, @DrNO_NC, @eva59t, @Eve_Castle, @fuzzylogic8250, @grey_rocks , @haikuinaction , @huk_fin , @JadeWolfDesigns , @JamesIacobus , @jaslbond, @livehealingly , @lyfeworksJOY, @metri83DB83 , @mettatastic , @mindfuljogger , @NoirPoetograpy , @ookiee, @OrdoFibonacci , @rascality , @romanagiulia , @sampoppy71 , @sea_jen , @SplashPlash , @stephanruest , @SymphonyMind , @Wackini…read more

Oh Christmas Dreams – Say What?

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  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.  Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human:

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Christmas Morning Coming Down – Peace On Earth

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A special repeat edition of Sunday Morning Coming Down (Let’s call it Christmas Morning Coming Down) One of my Christmas Favorites. This year is a sad one with the loss of David Bowie. If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Sunday Morning Coming Down is an ongoing music  video series.  The songs fit my definition of music for a lazy couch bound Sunday morning.Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human: Peace On Earth\Little Drummer Boy Come…read more

Favorite Meditations by Andrew Furst

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Here are the top ten minute meditations here at www.andrewfurst.net.  Enjoy 1 Frog Pond Skaters – A Two Minute Meditation 2 Upper Purgatory Falls – A One Minute Meditation 3 Garwin Falls – A Two Minute Meditation 4 Meditations on Gratitude – Cats 5 Meditations on Gratitude – Science 6 Meditations on Gratitude – Ken and Paul 7 Gratitude Under The Microscope – Meditations on Gratitude 8 Meditations on Gratitude – Our Partners 9 Skillful Means – A Two Minute Meditation 10 Meditations on Gratitude – The Three Questions

Bears Den Falls – A Two Minute Meditation

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Finding yourself Is like searching For the bottom most Drop of water in the falls It is always there And it is always changing Bears Den Falls in New Salem, MA 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. Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright…read more

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Try My First Guided Meditation on Insight Timer

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My first Insight Timer guided meditation has just been released. It brings together my long running series of minute meditation videos and my daily Pause, Breathe, Listen, Respond reminders. Insight Timer is home to more than 1,300,000 meditators and it’s rated as the top free meditation app on Android and iOS. My first guided meditation is titled “Pause, Breath, Listen, and Respond – Surf”. It’s a brief two minute meditation designed to let you quickly re-ground yourself. Getting Started If you’re a member of the Insight Timer community, open the…read more

Making a Buddhist Mala – Patreon Rewards

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A friend was just telling me they were trying to restring a mala.  I thought I’d post a video of me making malas that I give Patreon Supporters and the instructions that I’ve been using Instructions Materials: Silk thread .6mm 0.024 in (~ 48” per mala) 3 spacer beads – three beads, usually larger or of different material than the rest Guru and cap beads Sharp Scissors Small bowl Beading needles (curved and straight) – buy straight ones and curve one for stringing the guru bead 108 beads (8mm or 10mm…read more

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