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Perfectly Frank

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Death has a way of getting your attention. I lost my dad, mom, and only brother over a three-year period at the end of the 90s. Last week, my favorite uncle died. Frank was the youngest son on my mom’s side of the family. His passing caused deep reflection. He used to call me Lama. [...]

What is prayer? How does it work? Ask 100 people and you’ll get 100 different answers. Ask the groundbreaking prayer research group Spindrift and you might be in for a surprise. Not only does prayer have a tangible effect on life forms, the intention of our prayer can be measured. You’d think that everyone would [...]

Phantom City is an op-ed column of our journey. We’ll explore the mind, the heart, the universe, and the angst and joys of samsara in an honest, compelling way. Some of you may remember me from the BuddhaJones website. It was my first experience as an e-columnist. It’s a pleasure to be back. Why Phantom [...]