Friday, July 25, 2014

Why are there human's in the universe?

Here’s a mystery. Why are there human’s in the universe? Does the universe need us to be here so that it can be observed; so that we can be awed by the wonder of it all? 
I believe that the universe is human in the sense that without humans (or other equally sentient conscious creatures there would be no one, nothing to honor the glory of the creation). 

Monday, July 21, 2014


Spontaneity as a result of meditation practice. Meditation class talk.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mining Building

View from my classroom in the Mining Building. 
A perfect place for teaching Engineering Ethics. 
Beauty, design, and the implications of our actions.
All at once.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Who are We

Who are we? Golden rays of light moving around on the Earth's surface. Mostly, we forget how wonderful and wondrous we are. Sometimes we act in the worst of ways. But most of the time it is loving kindness. Don't forget that. Don't believe the news. We are creatures born of love, born to share millions of moments of kindness with one another. This is so. If not, we would not be here today.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Roots of the Golden Rules

The world's religions are rooted in experiences of cosmic consciousness. Often these experiences came after long periods of isolation and fasting. By looking at this common root, we can come to greater understanding of the unity within the diversity of religions.