The death of George Floyd was a wake-up call for me. The question for me has become: what are the most effective things I can do to help? The latest answer, daily logging and journaling about my anti-racist efforts, is my monthly practice for October – and thus far it’s been full of unexpected revelations. Read on….
For decades I’ve had knitting spurts. I’d knit for a few weeks or months — then stop — often for years at a time. It gave me so much joy — until it didn’t. Now I’m back in the mood, but this time, as part of a monthly practice of daily knitting, I’ve been untangling […]
Rereading the introduction to Oren Jay Sofer’s Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, I was astonished by a quote from Thich Nhat Hanh. “Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to others, I am committed to cultivating loving speech and deep listening in order to bring joy and happiness to others and relieve others of suffering….”
This post is for my dear not-remotely-Buddhist friends Patty and Treeman of Tree Climbers International. I recently heard a talk by one of my favorite Buddhist teachers, Gil Fronsdal, and it occurred to me that he might be sharing one of the very few things you don’t know about trees. This portion was near the […]
Last month it seemed as if my schedule blew up. Every week I had three online classes (with homework) and at least three meetings, as well as helping a friend launch her website and a hefty amount of zazen. I treasured each of those pieces, but the sum total was too much. Not to mention […]