Andrew Furst

The Theophany – The Latest in the Shadowbox Series

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I’ve had a fairly productive winter creating a shadowbox series. This one is titled The Theophany. The Theophany is the term for the baptism of Christ. It is a part of the Gospel that has always been interesting to me. I’ve modeled this collage on the Russian Orthodox icon for the event.  It contains several important characters in the story. I’ve found that religious texts offer the most when we look at the cast of characters and try to relate to them, especially in the context of your own circumstances.  In the…read more

Beede Falls – A Two Minute Meditation

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. The trip to Beede Falls was one of several waterfalls I visited in the Winnipesaukee area the weekend of July 4th 2016.  This is a lovely little falls with a big shallow pool to cool off in on a hot summer day.  It’s a little off the beaten path, but a nice visit if you’re in the area. The nearby town of Center Sandwich is also lovely. The falls themselves drop over a ledge allowing you to sit behind the water and look outward.  It’s something of a secret hideaway.  Meditation…read more

Pure Land Buddhist – What Do They Believe?

Posted by in Dialectic Two-Step, Writings

Question: What are the main beliefs of Pure Land Buddhism? Response: The shortest answer could be this: faith, vows, and practice Faith – Faith in the Buddha’s way. Not blind faith, but a faith in the sense that we develop confidence with each passing day that the sun will set in the western sky. Faith in the truths of suffering, the causes of suffering, and a path away from it. Faith in our Buddha Nature. Vows – The aspiration for rebirth in the Pure Land, for the blossoming of our…read more

ESPecially Nuts? – 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:

No Escape – Verse Us (Poems by Me)

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No Escape – a blackout poem. If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Verse Us – Poems I write: haiku, senryu, mesostics, free verse, random word constructions, I might even use rhyme or meter once and a while. 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:

“The Path” & “Idea” Appear in Failed Haiku – Verse Us

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I am happy to report that my blackout poems “The Path” & “Idea” can be found in issue 29 of  Failed Haiku! Blackout poems have recently achieved popularity because of Austin Kleon’s book Newspaper Blackout.  I found the poems in the book “Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age”. I found them by selecting words to produce a senryu. Then I blacked out all the other words with pencil and sharpie. If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Verse Us – Poems I write: haiku, senryu, mesostics, free verse, random word constructions, I…read more

The Best Articles of April 2018 from Andrew Furst

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Here’s a selected list of what people were reading here on andrewfurst.net in April 2018: Nesting in the Rain – A Two Minute Meditation At What Point are We No Longer Human? – Modern Koans Does God Think? – Dialectic Two Step Mohegan Moonset – Tiny Drops (Photography) Eradicating Delusion, Greed, and Anger – Modern Koans The Sutra on Totality Compass Songs – February 23 by David Lehman Leaving Stone Pond – A One Minute Meditation Does Christianity Make Sense? – Modern Koans Karma At Me Again? – Say What?

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