Our Aeonic Fire

Book of Serenity #30: Dasui’s Aeonic Fire A monk asked Dasui, “When the fire at the end of an aeon rages through and the whole universe is destroyed, is this destroyed or not?” Dasui said, “Destroyed.” The monk said, “Then is goes along with that?” Dasui said, “It goes along with that.” A monk asked Longi, “When […]

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Living close to my own life

Book of Serenity #20: Dizang’s Nearness Dizang asked Fayan, “Where are you going?” Fayan said, “Around on pilgrimage.” Dizang said, “What is the purpose of pilgrimage?” Fayan said, “I don’t know.” Dizang said, “Not knowing is nearest.” I wrote in my previous post of an experience, early in my introductory training for chaplaincy, that gave […]

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Math for the End of the World (Part I): Rising Seas, Hope, and Math Education

…or, Eschatonimatics? Apocalyptic Curves? Oh these are truly terrible. When I last wrote about the PBL method of teaching math, I said that I often thought of this approach as Peoples’ Math (for it’s non-hierarchical structure emphasizing co-creation) and as Not Knowing Math (for it’s emphasis on students producing, rather than absorbing rotely, the math — […]

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