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MattAndJojang's Blog · 2W ago

What The Buddha Taught (In One Sentence)

Life sucks – BUT you can do something about it. ~ Nicolas Buxton
MattAndJojang's Blog · 1M ago

God The Artist

To guide us from afar. How did you think of a clean brown pool Where flecks of shadows are...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 2M ago

Robert M. Pirsig, Author of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ Dies at 88

Robert M. Pirsig, whose “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” a dense and discursiv...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 4M ago

In Midst of Winter, An Invincible Summer: Finding the Light in the Darkest of Times

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 5M ago


I don’t know why I was born with this belief in something deeper and larger than we can see. But it’s always called. Even as a boy, I knew that trees and light and sky all point to some time...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 6M ago

The Longing For Spiritual Freedom

There is within us–in even the blithest, most light hearted among us—a fundamental dis-eas...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 7M ago

2016 Christmas Letter

I have only one desire, and that is the desire for solitude—to disappear into God, to be s...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 8M ago

Leonard Cohen: A Final Interview

A few days ago, Leonard Cohen, one of the finest poets and songwriters of our times, passe...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 8M ago

Sr. Elaine Macinnes: Catholic Nun and Zen Master

I have been reading about freedom in confined spaces. How a prison cell can become a practice ground. I have never been to a prison and somewhere in my mind I have an image of a cell as a st...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 8M ago


I’ve heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don’t really care for music, do you? It goes like this The fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major ...