We need to understand the absence of the fantasy self

  Buddha talks about how things exist in two ways – well, many ways, actually. But this particular way of presenting it, he calls the two truths: conventional truth, the way things exist conventionally; and the way things exist finally, or ultimately. Initially...
Postcard 40 from Robina: Bogotá, Monday, May 20, 2014

Postcard 40 from Robina: Bogotá, Monday, May 20, 2014

I got to Los Angeles from Texas last Tuesday, April 29. My time in the US this time round is nearly over: five months I’ve been here, starting in snow-bound New York in December. It’s only May, but it’s hot here, hovering around the high nineties....
Postcard 15 from Robina: Melbourne, Wednesday October 26, 2011

Postcard 15 from Robina: Melbourne, Wednesday October 26, 2011

I will have covered quite a bit of southeastern Australia during this visit. I had more of Queensland before heading to Sydney on October 1. Up to the Sunshine Coast, 100 km north of Brisbane, to the miniature town of Eudlo, then a few more km along Johnsons Road till...