Suffering and the ‘Self’

As the title of the video suggests, I’m discussing Buddhist ideas of Suffering and the ‘Self’, or more specifically the illusion of the ‘Self’. What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula – https://smile.amazon.com/What-Buddha-… Waking up by Sam Harris – https://smile.amazon.com/Waking-Up-Sp… The Self Illusion by Bruce Hood – https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_… Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright […]

Beggar at the Gates

  I dance with my despair I kiss my suffering mouth to mouth Lips wet with saliva and tears sweat and strain Do not let my stutter depart from me I limp because I have wrestled I have striven with “God” and men and have prevailed Disjointed and crippled, I am whole I am laughing […]

Blessed are the Angry…

This is a new poem. It’s still a work in progress. I’m still tweeking it but, I thought I’d post it anyway. I’d love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, or critiques. Enjoy!   Blessed are the angry, for now that God is dead vengeance shall be ours. We shall rise up and revolt in resistance […]

Melancholy as Mitzvot

Last semester I took a course in Modern & Contemporary Judaism. I found it to be intriguing and enlightening. As someone who has devoted a considerable amount of my own personal studies to understanding the specificity of  the Jewish faith, I relished the opportunity to engage with it in an academic format. Below you’ll find a short […]