sex

The Peaceful Planet Guide to Great Sex

Seems some of you are wondering whether people who make a commitment to a peaceful, compassionate sort of life have sex. Quick answer: of course they do. Or maybe they don’t. Maybe they wish they did but don’t or…who knows? Like anything, it’s a personal thing. But what is sex like if you’re trying to […]

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The surprising truth about hot fudge sundaes

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. ~Buddha When I was 19, I worked as a short order cook and sandwich maker in a kosher-style deli in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Back in the early 80s, the Catskills—or the “Borscht Belt,” as the area was known—were at the tail end of […]

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Peaceful Isn’t Boring: 27 Definitions of Peace

The major problems we have in the world are nothing more than big ugly heaps of much smaller, much more mundane problems. But ultimately, taking care of the small takes care of the large. –Brad Warner, Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, & the Truth About Reality Want to have more peace in your life? […]

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How to enjoy something you don’t feel like doing

If while washing dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us, thus hurrying to get the dishes out of the way as if they were a nuisance, then we are not “washing the dishes to wash the dishes.” Thich Naht Hanh The Miracle of Mindfulness I am not fond of housework. […]

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On Masculine and Feminine

Let’s talk about sex. Don’t get too worked up, though. I mean gender, as in male and female and masculine and feminine, though of course this topic could make our minds wander a bit. I have a few questions. First: What is masculinity? Thinking of all the men I’ve known in my life—men and male […]

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