Been just following along on a number of threads for some time and decided to finally register. I'm a commuter into DC most days and travel the world a lot. Enjoy reading early religious history (geek alert), am an avid follower of Thich Nhat Hahn, and when possible making it to Tara Brach's Wednesday evening meditations.
The forum name is a childhood knickname, Bobbo The Clown, partially because most regard what I do for a living as anything but. It's kind of a needing mud to grow a beautiful lotus sort of balance thought.
"When one is not in accord with the true view Meditation and conduct become delusion, One will not attain the real result One will be like a blind man who has no eyes." Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
"We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.” ~Chögyam Trungpa