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About padmarosa

K.S. Zangmo is the Dharma name of a writer, singer, library worker, Adept of the New Hermetics, practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, keeper of two cockatiels, wife, and stepmother, all of whom are the same person.

For Imbolc

Nothing captures my sense of this season better than this wonderful song from Anuna. Advertisements

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Hail the goer

Recently I was looking at the website of a prominent Pagan teacher.  The biographical information included, of course, how many years this teacher had studied in their tradition, along with what other spiritual systems they had studied.   Said teacher is … Continue reading

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All Buddha, all the time

It was in late January that I finally started meditating seriously.  I took refuge as a Buddhist almost two years ago, and it’s taken me this long to get down to a consistent daily practice.  By “meditation” I mean what Zen … Continue reading

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Signs of spring

Last week I saw a mourning dove building a nest in the crotch of a low tree. As I was walking to work yesterday, I saw she had finished it and begun to brood. Crocuses? Check. Daffodils? Check! The buds … Continue reading

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Outstanding books of 2009

Every year, starting about five years ago, I compile a list of books I read.  I include both new books and re-reading, novels, collections of short stories, graphic novels, collections of poetry, and what you might call meditation books, things … Continue reading

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Random yet perhaps inspired

The great weakness of That Hideous Strength is that Lewis didn’t know, or didn’t admit, who the real enemies were.  He portrayed cosmic evil working through cold-hearted scientists and sexual perverts (as he saw lesbians); if he were writing today, … Continue reading

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Bishop Alan’s thoughts on this feast day

Blind Rage Slays Children.  The bishop points out that killing off large numbers of children has been tyranny’s modus operandi for most of human history, and that contemporary Christians are not necessarily doing any better. Thanks to Tree_and_Leaf for introducing … Continue reading

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