Taking meditation to B.C.’s hard-core streets

From Straight.com – Zen Buddhism practitioner Eric Jordan credits regular meditation with making him a better and more patient father to his three kids.

“One thing I find—and I typically meditate every day—is, if I don’t meditate over a three-day period or week, I start getting shorter with my kids,” Jordan told the Georgia Straight by phone from his Victoria home. “This little voice starts going in my head; it starts out saying, ‘Eric, you have a choice as to what kind of father you want to be. Do you want to be one who is shorter with your kids or one who is more patient?’ It is a choice, and if I meditate, it is easier to be more patient. If I don’t meditate, I am not as patient, and I can just see it in my actions.”

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Maximum Affection

Not sure how I happened on this blog, but I found a particular posting there really inspiring. I am glad to repost it and drop a link to The Daddy Factory.

I had the good fortune to see Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, at an event recently. He was receiving an honorary doctorate from a local college and I was an unlikely recipient of a ticket. A friend of mine — who, unlike myself, has actually practiced Buddhism — said, upon hearing this: “I pulled every possible string and pressed every Buddhist connection I have. How did you manage to do that?”“Karma?”

He didn’t think that was funny.
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