Teddy Dondanville


I like to be so light, as to waiver in the wind and to sit upright in order to feel just right.   I like to be with eyes closed,  like a tree who can’t see, and to be still like a statue posed.    I like to inhale deep, as to a whale at sea, and to feel my heart leap when I find a place I’d like to keep.

The book I would like to briefly discuss in this edition of Los Lunes on Para Libros is titled Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion and is authored by a man named Sam Harris. Harris is a super interesting man and draws from an incredibly impressive background. The dude studied philosophy at Stanford and then went on to get a Ph.D in neuroscience from UCLA. I must say that both… Read More

Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment -Robert Wright   I picked up this book (or I guess I should say ‘downloaded’) because it was recommended to me by fellow Peace Corps Trainee sometimes during site exploration. Robin and I were at the hostel conversing while we prepared homemade lentil soup. Our conversation quickly approached spiritual realms and I went to bed that night with new items… Read More

Glaring at me, like sun after sleep Was an eye. The pupil, dark as night and the outline, A golden glowing white. Never before had I seen such a vision. I heard myself pleading, ‘please don’t go away… please don’t go away’ As if I knew its visit was impermanent. Slowly my visitor began to dissolve, My eyes fluttered as if to preserve its beauty. But like everything in this world, Its… Read More

Sometimes I sit and wonder. What it’d be like to be a bug. To spend all day, Crawling or perhaps flying.   Incessantly searching for, Whatever it is they need. Food? Water? Why even bother?   Then, I realize not much is different. Between me, And a little bug. Our search coincides, Around that which is inside.   Their world, my world. Both revolve around the same thing. One tiny life except… Read More