Happy Bodhi Day, everyone!! First off, if you've only heard about Bodhi Day now - because today is Bodhi Day (December 8, 2018) - please see this blog that explains what is Bodhi Day. If Bodhi Day sounds interesting after reading that post, skip towards the end of this post to the Bodhi Day Mulligan … Continue reading Bodhi Day 2018!
We arrived at our Bodhi Day place mid-afternoon today. It's very wintry, cold, and there's much snow. But sunny weather is forecast for Friday and partly cloudy for Bodhi Day on Saturday. Our place has a wonderfully wide open Eastern view, so if it's not cloudy, we should have a great view of Venus in … Continue reading Day 6: Secular Bodhi Season 2018 – Trip to Our Bodhi Day Place
Let's take a little breather from the depth of Bodhi Season Mindfulness with a little fluff piece. We'll take a little bit of time to think about prepping for the Bodhi Day Celebration in three days. Before continuing, if you have no idea what Bodhi Day is, please read this blog, Bodhi Day. Much of … Continue reading Day 5: Secular Bodhi Season 2018 – Traditions
With only four days before Bodhi Day on Saturday, December 8, 2018, I advise you to spend at least some time wrapping your brain around enlightenment with some reading. Four days isn’t much time, but fortunately, there are three profound, short, easy-reading books that convey very Buddhist sentiments and are feasible reading within a few … Continue reading Day 4: Secular Bodhi Season 2018 – Our Unique Paths
Bodhi Season is a lot like the first week or two of a diet to lose weight - as opposed to other acute health concerns, philosophical reasons, religious, and/or ethical reasons. Generally, a diet involves the removal of foods we've been eating, and we're left with what became really boring compared to candy and burgers. … Continue reading Day 3: Secular Bodhi Season 2018 – A Bodhi Day Carol
I just want to say that if on this 2nd day of Bodhi Season things are hectic and far from om-humming and tranquil ... that's OK!! Bodhi Day may be near Christmas so there could be a misconception that it's just the Buddhist version of the Holiday Season. Instead of Merry Christmas, it's namaste. Instead … Continue reading Day 2: Secular Bodhi Season 2018 – Have a Holly Jolly Bodhi
Welcome to the first day of the Bodhi Season of 2018! December 1, 2018. I was chatting with a friend of mine yesterday who has often heard people say, "Buddhism is a philosophy, not a religion." Meaning that the focus is not on worshiping an other-worldly deity, a god. Buddhism is a way, a philosophy, … Continue reading Day 1: Secular Bodhi Season 2018 – Buddhism is a Skill