I’m Lorne Blumer, spiritual seeker and occasional finder. I lead contemplative chanting services in Toronto, have gone through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s program in Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training (yes, it’s a mouthful, but if you say it slowly enough, it starts to make sense), and unless I can find a good excuse not to, I sit on a meditation cushion every morning. I also wander around the world as circumstances permit, try to get to New Orleans at least once a year, and sometimes write about all that, too.
Currently, I’m blogging a “Stumbling through Blessing” series about bringing mindfulness, mostly informed by Jewish and Buddhist practice, to wherever life takes us, be it the subway or the supermarket, the synagogue or the soup kitchen.
Also, almost in spite of myself, I continue to work on my book about travelling by train from here
Seeing as the Ontario Arts Council saw fit to give me a grant for it, and the pages I’ve produced so far are generally more pleasant to read then they were to write, impulse speed ahead, I say.
Hope you enjoy spending time here,