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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The New Western Buddhism

I deserve an award for blogging perseverance. My shift key is toast, I locate the tiny black sponge floating around my desk and hold it in place with my ring finger, delicately centered on the little rectangle pad--just to get a capital!
Decided to do a 10k race in June and next spring train for a 25k mountain trail race. yes, 25k seems a little long to me too, but at least it's through the mountains, I can run forever in the wilderness.
I miss snow boarding. I crave getting my butt whipped on the mountain at least 2x a month. i need the physical and mental exhaustion that it creates. Nothing, aside from my evening meditations, brings me peace in my mind like action sports. So, T suggesting windsurfing for the summer-- I will take few lessons and see if it is challenging enough to exhaust and thrill me. Wolf will be done today. Will post results.
Disappointed in the Buddhism temples in Kelowna! One is Japanese Buddhism, one is Chinese Buddhism and one monk just gives me the creeps. I need Tibetan Buddhism that isn't some old boys club. I've even designed the best saffron and crimson dress/robes for women--the new western Buddhism that is gender neutral that takes into account, western women don't want to shave their heads and wear a robe that looks like an ill fitting diaper to practise in. I'd look as rediculous bald and wearing those robes as the Dalai Lama would look in one of my Texas dresses.

1 Comments:

Blogger catherinelarahart said...

can you scan in the robe design?

April 8, 2008 at 12:53 PM  

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