Compassion Cultivation Training and Clergy Sexual Abuse

14 months ago I had a tip-of-the-tongue taste of Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training and it changed my life.  Astonishing.  It was only a 1.5 day workshop — a synthesized version of their 8-week program. That it had such an impact has to do with my history.  For 23 years I was what’s termed a “survivor […]



Spring Zen Cleaning

Spring and COVID-19 are here full-force in Nashville, so what better monthly practice than spring cleaning?  Add to the mix a deepening commitment to Zen (“chop wood, carry water”) practice and it becomes Spring Zen Cleaning. What’s Involved? It’s all about freshening up, lightening up, tidying up our beloved home. It’s decluttering a smidgen every […]