Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 19, 2022
by jenniferpuryear

There is No Cure for Hot and Cold

Gordon Peerman’s Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists About Suffering has been a life-changing read for me. It is helping me learn how to get some distance from my emotions and approach discomfort and even suffering from a position of acceptance rather than resistance. I’d love to share some passages with you over the coming few weeks. From there, I’ll turn to the …

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November 13, 2022
by jenniferpuryear

The Last Himalayan Kingdom

 I went to Bhutan to visit my friend, Linda Leaming (Married To Bhutan, A Field Guide to Happiness). I went by myself to know that I could. I went to learn more about Buddhism.  About halfway through the trip, I shared some impressions with a friend… “Life in these stunning mountains and valleys produces a rugged and meditative people and culture… I have a few …

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