Author Archives: Trevor V. Stockinger

About Trevor V. Stockinger

Trevor V. Stockinger is a Buddhist and a lawyer. He is a partner at his own legal practice, Kesselman Brantly Stockinger LLP. He is also the vice president of a non-profit, Live to Love Foundation USA, that supports humanitarian work throughout the Himalayas. While he was raised Catholic, he has enjoyed exploring the world's religions. Seven years ago, having gotten tired of just reading about Buddhism, he became engaged in the Drukpa Buddhist lineage, a form of Vajrayana Buddhism. Since he spends many of his off-hours thinking and talking to his friends about "spiritual" issues, he decided to start putting his musings down on paper (or into bits) for a broader audience.

On Gods and Humans

We should strive to have attached lives, and yet so much of what we do undermines our connection to others. I present a bathroom story as illustration. At a recent Buddhist festival in the Himalayas, one hundred fifty thousand people … Continue reading

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Hipster Coffee and Progressive Change

I waited 15 minutes for a shot of espresso Saturday morning. The barista pulled the first shot, tasted it and did not like it. He had others taste it, and they did not like it either. He adjusted the machine … Continue reading

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Where We Are

I start from where the world is, as it is, not as I would like it to be. That we accept the world as it is does not in any sense weaken our desire to change it into what we … Continue reading

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Weird

It has been a while since I have posted.  But, I was inspired, today, by my dear friend Mary Murphy’s first blog, which is linked here. I love her weirdness.   The most difficult thing in our life, in my … Continue reading

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Scared of Myself

I don’t know if you noticed. When Alison introduced me on her show as a Buddhist and a lawyer, I froze. Odd. This is precisely the way that I describe myself on all social media. This has happened before. For … Continue reading

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Quality of Time

Even though I consider her one of my best friends, I do not spend a lot of time with Alison Rosen. You see, Alison and I are both very busy, and it is hard for us to schedule time together. … Continue reading

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Sacred

Om Tara Tuttare Ture Soha Words matter because they change our thoughts. I have been saying mantra in a rote manner. Recently, I caught myself and realized these words have been passed down for generations and are sacred. If one … Continue reading

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