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.
"Meditation is familiarisation with realisation" Jigten Sumgon Gonchig: The Single Intent, the Sacred Dharma "Oh great bodhisattva, you ought to understand the quintessence in this way: Whatever appears is one in its suchness. It cannot be falsified by anyone. The sovereign of unconceptualised sameness dwells in the spirit of the Dharmakaya which cannot be cognised." The All Creating Sovereign, Mind of Perfect Purity.
"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