Andrew Furst

Stone Pond Symphony – A Two Minute Meditation

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We think of these quiet times; mornings, sunsets, and worship, as ours. why only these moments? Each moment in which we share a breath with the cosmos, belongs to us. Stone Pond Symphony 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…read more

There’s Nothing You Can Do to Change the World, So Don’t Ever Stop Trying

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At a retreat I was helping to lead some time ago, I made a comment during the Dharma talk that rustled a few feathers. It went something like this, “There’s nothing you can do to change the world.” At the end of the retreat one of the participants followed up for clarification. He asked with a friendly but incredulous look on his face, “Did you really mean that?”I admit, it sounds harsh. But, let me explain. It’s Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law I’ve just finished reading a…read more

Hand Made Buddhist Shrine – Altoid Tin Project

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I had some fun crafting this little Altoid tin project. I’m calling it the Sukhavati Box (Sukhavati means land of Bliss or Pure Land). It is a little portable Pure Land Shrine, its for sale, and it’s available at the store now.   It includes: 1. Images of Amitabha Buddha (Chinese: Amitofo) and Avalokiteshvara (Chinese: Quanyin). 2. a small handmade origami box with a quote from the Pure Land Sutra and an Amitabha mandala. 3. An incense cone and bottle cap burner 4. A hand made bottle cap candle. 5. Four…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

Beaver Brook Tributary – A One Minute Meditation

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Tribute What source could our tiny imaginations conjure that might furnish a mountain’s stream? What idol would be capable of sustaining the life of a sun or a galaxy’s tenure? All bounds ascribed diminish further time, space, grace and our own imaginations. Worship incongruent to nature seems wanting of dignity and gratitude. Beaver Brook Tributary 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…read more

Leaving Stone Pond – A One Minute Meditation

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Leaving Stone Pond no beginning no end Finding our destination may not be just over the crest With each longing the heart still beats with each step bodies are still breathed At work with each step we exert ourselves transactionally On arriving we labor still The work is never done. What would we expect done? 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…read more

We Are What We Eat – One Minute Meditation

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They say we are what we eat.  We are what we taste, smell, feel, see, and hear. Everything we take in is absorbed by our sponge like brains. It’s the fodder that forms our base of experience.  Experience forms the seeds of who we are. If we are constantly tuned into our computers, TVs, video games, devices and movies we become the frenetically paced children of mindlessness. Set aside a minute to take in and reconnect to the natural rhythms of nature. Feed yourself the experience that will blossom into…read more

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