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Fat Man Climbs Kalugalla Rock – Film at 11

This is an excerpt from the memoir “Kokopelli in Paradise, available as an e-book on Amazon/Kindle Randeniya, Sri Lanka, July, 2002: From the view on high from Kalugalla Temple, across the Valley of the Elephant Bath, stands a monolith of … Continue reading

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DO YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN KARMA AND REBIRTH TO BE BUDDHIST?

The answer to this question is yes and no. Yes, karma is real and an observable phenomenon. And no, rebirth isn’t real, and even if it is, you are not involved, so it may as well be not real. Heaven. … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Buddhist Super-Villain

Knowing what matters most, matters most. I had no real intention to study Buddhism and become a Buddhist when I first went to Sri Lanka in 2002. But, immersed in Buddhist culture, I basically couldn’t help myself. I was on a … Continue reading

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The Genius Behind Kentucky Bourbon

Booker Noe is a legend in Kentucky. He died in 2004, and was the fifth in a line of father-to-son master distillers at the Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, Kentucky. He was a larger-than-life character who stood six-four, a master … Continue reading

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Those Aren’t Nazis

I’ve been a big fan of Darryl Davis since I first heard his story on This American Life maybe 15 years ago. He’s the African-American musician who in thirty years has made friends with hundreds of Ku Klux Klan members. … Continue reading

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Another Nasty, Divisive Article About Buddhism

There is a lot of division, and even derision, in the Buddhist world. And I plan on contributing divisive perspectives and sarcasm as much as I can. See, I’m asshole enough to argue that there is only One True Buddhism, … Continue reading

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The Most Haunted Place in the World

Recently I toured one of the most haunted places in the world, the old Waverly Hills Tuberculosis Sanitarium in southwest Louisville. It’s been featured on many “ghost hunt” TV pseudo-documentaries on cable TV, in fact, you can watch one on … Continue reading

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